Climbing for the Next Generation!

The Minneapolis Downtown Next Generation Lions Club is looking for groups or individuals to get involved with our 1st Annual “Climbing for the Next Generation” Stair Climb – 28 flights!  This is a huge event for us so we wanted you to know the information!  Get this on your calendar!

The Minneapolis Downtown Next Generation Lions Club supports charities in the Downtown Minneapolis community, as well as those supported by the International Lions Organization.   Local service partnerships include:

  • Special Olympics of MN
  • Kids in Need Foundation
  • Free Bikes for Kids
  • Salvation Army
  • Allan Law “The Sandwich Man”
  • Groveland Emergency Food Shelf
  • and many more!

During 2016, the Downtown Next Generation Lions Club has participated in 43 service activities in the Minneapolis community totaling over 494 hours of service. This service has reach over 16,987 people!  "Climbing for the Next Generation” will serve as an annual event to raise funds to be donated back to our community. 100% of raised funds will go back to the community! This is an untimed event. Climb at your own pace!

"Climb for the Next Generation" is perfect for:

  • Coworkers - Encourage wellness as a workplace event
  • Groups of friends or families - walk or jog 28 flights of stairs with friends, kids, and families
  • Individuals - this untimed event puts you in control on your personal goal! Whether its 28 flights or 10 - you set the pace!
  • Happy Hour Enthusiasts - after your group conquers the tower, get together for a drink or food near the AT&T Tower.
  • Running Clubs / Fitness Groups: what a great way to get your cardio in while accomplishing your daily workout!
  • Lions Clubs / Downtown Businesses: Sponsor a team! This event will give back 100% of the proceeds!

To register, please visit: Register before October 6th to guarantee a climb shirt!


Lions International:

In 1917, Melvin Jones, a Chicago business leader, told members of his local business club they should reach beyond business issues and address the betterment of their communities and the world. Jones' group, the Business Circle of Chicago, agreed. Later that year an organizational meeting was held joining similar groups around the United States and what was to become Lions International was formed.  In 1925 Helen Keller addressed the Lions Clubs International Convention in Cedar Point, Ohio, and challenged the Lions to become "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness."

Minneapolis Downtown Next Generation Lions Club:

Born in 2009 we are a group of men and women, young and old working together to live up to the Lions Motto:  "We Serve". Our primary focus is sight and giving back to the Minneapolis community while having fun.

Eye Glass Collection!

Minneapolis Downtown Next Generation Lions Club wants your old pairs of glasses.  We are collecting glasses.  Please drop off at one of the following locations:

Visionworks in Downtown Minneapolis.  Investors Building, 733 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55402.  Phone: (612) 332-6656

Mount Olivet Home, Mount Olivet, Careview Home, 5517 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55419-1719 Phone: 612.827.5677

Hearing Aid Collection!

Minneapolis Downtown Next Generation Lions Club wants your old/unused hearing aids.  We are collecting hearing aids  at Minnesota Hearing Aid Professionals, Inc., 2211 Park Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55404. Phone: (612) 871-2445


Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.

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