Only 300 exclusive Cotter-brand baskets are available for purchase. No bidding, no being out bid, it’s yours for as long as they are available! These exclusive Cotter-branded items will not be available anywhere else. 

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Basket Sponsorship Levels

Cotter Spirit Happy Hour Basket
Step up your happy hour with this Cotter-branded basket:

  • One Bottle of 14 Hands Wine
  • 16.9 oz double wall stainless steel thermal bottle with a copper vacuum insulation, threaded insulated bamboo lid.
  • Grab some meat & cheese and make your own charcuterie board with the Bamboo cheese board with silicone ring.
  • Infinity Scarf. The fabric on this scarf is so soft - you'll love it!
  • Stemless Wine Tumbler Gift Set. Pour your favorite happy hour drink and seal them each with the pressure lids to have your drinks to go!
  • Wine Accessories Set. This kit includes a wine stopper, three-in-one bottle opener, two-in-one wine pourer and wine drip ring to make opening wine easy. All packed in an elegant, round, two-piece leather case.
  • All of these products will be nestled in a 12-quart metal bucket.



Cotter Spirit Grill n' Chillin Basket
Fire up your grill and chill with this Cotter-branded basket:

  • Island City Brewery has created a beer just for Cotter Schools. You will receive one crowler of this specialty exclusive beer.
  • Kick back and have hoppy times with two 16-ounce Barlow Pilsner-style beer glasses. 
  • Unstructured Camp Style Flat Bill Cap.
  • All your grilling tools in one place. This grilling set includes everything you need to flip your burgers, turn the brats, and more. Grilling tools are in a zippered carrying case.
  • Keep your beer or lemonade cold or your coffee hot with a stainless steel growler. 
  • A pair of Cotter socks.
  • A $25 gift certificate to Midtown foods to buy meat for the grill.
  • All of these products will be nestled in a 12-quart metal bucket.


The Annual Cotter Golf Tournament is SOLD OUT

We are starting a waiting list - to be added to the waitlist contact Jana Korder at 507-453-5109.

Golf Sponsorship Levels

2021 Fund-A-Need: Online Technology Resources

This past year has been a challenging year for all of us. At Cotter Schools, we have learned to adjust and pivot quickly, but some things can’t happen yet. Unfortunately, we are still unable to host the traditional Cotter Auction – a 40-year treasured, fun, fundraising event. The funds raised at our Auctions have allowed us to provide essential programming and resources to meet the changing needs of our students. Although we still cannot gather in-person and share an evening of fun and friendship, we need your support as much as any previous year!
Our experience during Covid has taught us how invaluable and essential it is to have a reliable and robust technology infrastructure that can meet the demands for both online learning and in-person learning. As our new classroom building nears completion, we come to YOU with our need to furnish the classrooms with updated projectors, smart boards, computers, and monitors. We also need to purchase a new server that can meet the growing list of technology needs. Will you help us?
A special feature of the Auction, where I personally ask for your help, is our “Fund-a-Need” paddle raise. Over the years you have generously furnished desks, computers, and fulfilled special teacher projects, etc. This year, I am asking you to raise your virtual paddle to support the 2021 Fund-A-Need: Online Technology Resources. Several generous benefactors have already agreed to match the first $25,000 we raise. Help me get to that goal and beyond! Let’s try to reach our $100,000 goal.

Fund-A-Need donations

Thank You To Our Event Sponsors


Basket Sponsors

Altra Federal Credit Union
ATM Gymnastics
Beckman, Dean & Deb
Blank, Bridget
Blank, Jim & Sandi
Bluff View Estates
Choice Tile & More
Costello, Pat & Joan
DeMarais, Tom, Annmarie, Matt ('03), Ben ('04), Jake ('08), John ('13), Tim ('16), and Ceili ('20)
Evans, Greg & Terri
Farmers Insurance - Doug Troke Agency
Fastenal Company
Fitch, Dan & Mary Eileen
Fitzgerald, Kevin & Laura
Gostomski, Mike
Guzzo, Andrew & Dawn
Harrity, Richard
Hauser,  Mike & Sue
Heavy Hitch
Hoff Celebration of Life Center
Island City Brewing Company
Joyce, Mary
Kierlin, Lara
Koetz, Brian & Erin
Kohner, Tim & Summer
Kohner Materials
Killian, Paul & Peggy
Koopman, Kevin & Anna
Leaf, Bill & Shelly
Leaf, John & Cindy
Leighton Broadcasting
Merchants Bank
Midtown Foods
Miller, Jerry & Susan
Naunheim, Keith
Oftedahl, Kathleen
River City Grill & Rivers Hotel Co.
River Hills Dental
Roraff, Scott & Charlotte
Saint Mary's University of MN
Schell's Precision Edge
Schneider, Mark & Julie
Tian, Ye & Heather
Voelker, Michael & Jane
Winona Heating & Ventilating Co.

Golf Sponsors

Altra Federal Credit Union
Biesanz Companies
Calteaux, Mike & Tiffany
DCM Tech
Fastenal Company
Kierlin, Bob & Burrichter, Mary
Killian, Paul & Peggy
Knuesel Law Firm
Kohner Materials
Leighton Broadcasting
McRaith, Barry, Kim, Ellie & Emma 
Merchants Bank
Midtown Foods
River Hills Dental
Saint Mary's University of MN
Sugar Loaf Senior Living