Nokomis East Neighborhood Association

NENA kickball tournament and fundraiser coming July 23


Enjoy a family-friendly summer afternoon and raise money for neighborhood events and programs!
Vie for the title of best kickball team in Nokomis East! Get an 8-10 person co-ed team together for the mother of all tournaments on Saturday, July 23 (rain date: Sunday, July 24) at Keewaydin Park.
The team registration deadline is July 15 and includes a $100 registration fee per team.
While at our payment site, which can be found at, please consider making an additional team donation! There is a minimum of eight players per team, but no cap on the maximum number for your co-ed team. Players must be 15 years or older. There are no Nokomis East residency requirements – all are welcome to play. Teams will play a minimum of three games. Ballpark classics and snacks will be available for sale during games for teams and their screaming fans.
We are also offering three ways for local businesses to be involved in this popular community event and raise funds.
Event sponsorships – there’s a sponsorship level for all budgets. We are seeking online/check donations for the event. Raffle donations – We will be organizing a raffle during the event. We are seeking gift cards / certificates. The raffle theme is “Health and Active Living.” Contact with information on your donation, and we will arrange a pick-up time. Individual and groupings of businesses are strongly encouraged to field your own team. Start designing your team t-shirt and promote your business.
Questions? Contact NENA at 612-724-5652 or

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Are you interested in gardening, building community, and raising food for good local causes? You should get involved with the NENA Giving Garden at Trinity Lutheran Church of Minnehaha Falls (5212 41st Ave. S). The next upcoming work day is scheduled for July 9! Email for more information.

NENA Hiring
NENA is currently searching for a new full-time bilingual community organizer. This position will work with NENA’s executive director and communications manager to implement the organization’s outreach and engagements initiatives, including work with cultural communities, renters and grassroots leadership. Help us spread the word. Applicants can apply by visiting

Start Planning Your Spring Projects
Check out the housing resources available through NENA for homeowners, renters, and residential property owners in the four Nokomis East neighborhoods of Keewaydin, Minnehaha, Morris Park, and Wenonah.
NENA offers up to $500 in matching grants for Curb Appeal and Home Security projects. We offer up to $7,500 through our Staying in Place grant program. And we also have a home improvement loan program with competitive rates and the home emergency repair forgivable home loans for income-qualified residents. Visit for more information.


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