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UMC SAAC to Host Fundraiser for Crookston Area Special Olympics
February 4, 2009

Contact: Mitch Bakken- Sports Information Director (218) 281-8414

(Crookston, Minn.)- The University of Minnesota Crookston’s (UMC) Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) is sponsoring a fundraiser for the Crookston Area Special Olympics basketball team on February 17, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. in Lysaker Gymnasium on Crookston campus. All proceeds raised will go towards the Crookston Area Special Olympics.

Throughout the event there will be three 15-minute basketball games played. In the first game the Crookston Area Special Olympics basketball team will face a team of UMC students and student- athletes.  In the second game, the Crookston Area Special Olympics basketball team faces the UMC Coaches. The third game will feature, Crookston community members against the Crookston Area Special Olympics team. There will also be promotional games and giveaways throughout the duration of the event including a dunk contest with the UMC men’s basketball team. There is a $1.00 admission charge at the door.

The UMC SAAC is a group of student-athletes that meet bi-monthly to discuss athletic and campus related issues and events and conduct several community service projects throughout the school year.  There are two student athletes from each athletic team on the UMC campus that are represented in SAAC.

In order to make this event successful we need to promote it to the public. This would be the best way for the community to find out about the event and the quickest way for everyone to know what and when this event takes place.

For more information, visit the Golden Eagle Athletics website at

The University of Minnesota, Crookston is a NCAA Division II Institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). Golden Eagle Hockey is a member of the Midwest Collegiate Hockey Association (MCHA). The Golden Eagle Equestrian team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).