Carry the Torch Classic and Northwoods Wine & Cheese Events to Support Northwoods Charities

Lake of the Torches Resort Casino invites residents and visitors to attend the Carry the Torch Classic and Northwoods Wine & Cheese, both of which will help benefit four area charities that make a critical difference in the lives of area residents.

Sportsmen and shooting enthusiasts are invited to the Carry the Torch Classic which will be held Thursday, Sept. 19, at the historic Gateway Gun Club and Lodge in Land O’ Lakes. The daylong event will include a morning of orientation and practice led by John Muir, a four-time All-American trap champion. After a delicious lunch, participants will compete in a sporting clays competition along with chance to win top-quality raffle prizes. For more information or for registration materials, contact Dee Morse at 715-588-4017 or at

Then, enjoy an elegant evening of good wines, cheeses and good will with the Northwoods Wine & Cheese event on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. in the Hall of Nations Convention Center at Lake of the Torches. Taste a variety of wine vintages and cheeses from across the region in an inviting atmosphere. Participants can talk to individual wine and cheese makers and purchase their products. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased by calling 1-800-25-TORCH or online at You must be 21 to attend.

Proceeds from both events will benefit the Lakeland Pantry, the Northwoods United Way, the Northcentral Wisconsin Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Lac du Flambeau Youth Center. These charities play an important role in enriching the lives of residents across the area.

“Please join us in the incredible camaraderie and good will of Carry the Torch Classic and the Northwoods Wine and Cheese event. These two events are a perfect opportunity to make some new memories while helping important charitable organizations that positively impact the lives of residents here in the Northwoods,” said Lake of the Torches Director of Marketing Leana Schlecht.

Situated on the shores of Pokegama Lake and nestled in Wisconsin’s Northwoods, the Lake of the Torches Resort Casino has a feel of a classic Northern retreat and reflects its
Ojibwe culture and heritage. The casino has over 800 slot machines (including a non-smoking area), seven blackjack tables, a three-card poker table and three Texas Hold’Em poker tables along with Roulette and Craps tables, a high-stakes Bingo Hall seating up to 500 persons, the Woody’s Bar and Grill and the Eagle’s Nest Restaurant. The hotel has 101 well–appointed rooms, the Dancing Waters Lounge and the Woodlands Oasis pool area. The 8,500 square-foot Convention Center with the Hall of Nations offers an outstanding venue for entertainment, receptions, trade shows, meetings, presentations and seminars.

More information on upcoming events at Lake of the Torches is available at

Contact Information
Leana Schlecht
Director of Marketing
Lake of the Torches Resort Casino