After someone stole a few hundred bales of straw set aside to be used as dog bedding during the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, the owner of Breeze Inn on Jean Duluth Road decided to take action.
"I just said I wanted to help with it," Kate Waggoner said.
With various help, a fundraiser was organized, during which all proceeds will be donated to the Beargrease.
From 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Breeze Inn, located at 5168 Jean Duluth Road in Duluth, will host a fundraiser with live music, a raffle drawing with prizes and three kegs of beer.
Bent Paddle Brewing Co. and Castle Danger, both sponsors of the race, donated the beer to the fundraiser. All beer and raffle proceeds will be donated to the Beargrease.
While a separate fundraiser has already raised the money to buy the straw to replace what was stolen, Waggoner said she still wanted to do additional fundraising to support the nonprofit event.