CROOKSTON, Minn. - Tickets are on sale now for the UMN Crookston Teambackers 2021 Scholarship drive. “Raising these funds is such an important part of what helps create opportunities to enhance the athletic experience for our athletes, fans and the community,” says Andrea Weisse, Teambacker Board President. The raffle will benefit the UMC Teambacker Endowed Scholarship which has awarded more than $60,000 to student-athletes over the years.

“It’s been a unique time and we are eager to continue serving student-athletes with athletic scholarships, upgrades to our facilities and of course equipment, '' said Associate Development Director, Derek Martin. UMC Teambackers have been building a tradition of impact with contributions from hundreds of supporters. Martin said funds raised by UMC Teambackers has helped the University of Minnesota Crookston Athletic Department create a new indoor golf practice facility, upgrades to Lysaker Gymnasium and the UMN Crookston baseball facility, and has provided thousands of dollars toward athletic scholarships.

Three-hundred tickets will be sold for the cash drawing to be held July 16th. First prize is $2,500, second prize is $1,500 and two $500 dollar cash awards will be drawn. You don’t need to be present to win.  Other prizes can be found on the Teambackers website, found here.

If you are interested in becoming a UMC Teambacker and would like to join in making a difference in Golden Eagle Athletics, contact Derek Martin.

UMC Teambackers is the fundraising arm and directly supports Golden Eagle Athletics at the University of Minnesota Crookston. The goal of Teambackers is to help build an athletic program that will provide a sense of pride, tradition, and legacy in our community, region, and state. Consider becoming a member or purchasing a ticket.

Story Contact: Shawn Smith