Sons of Norway

Sons of Norway is a fraternal benefit society whose mission includes the promotion and preservation of Norwegian culture and heritage. Based in Minneapolis, it is the largest Norwegian organization outside of Norway, with approximately 60,000 members and 400 local lodges.

Sons of Norway members and lodges have played a major role in the evolution of Ski for Light. In the very beginning, back in 1975, the Sons of Norway Foundation worked in concert with Olav Pedersen and others to bring the idea of Ridderrennet to America. Sons of Norway members and leaders such as Bjarne Eikevik worked tirelessly during the years that followed to make sure the idea took root.

Over the years countless Sons of Norway members have supported SFL by participating as guides, and many local lodges, plus the Sons of Norway Foundation and headquarters staff, have provided significant financial and other support to our activities. Ski for Light thanks the Sons of Norway for all that they do for us! Here are the local lodges that have provided recent financial support to Ski for Light.

Last updated on March 14, 2016

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