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Equestrian Team at U of M, Crookston Hosts “Pancakes and Ponies” Sunday, Mar.8, 2009, beginning at 10 a.m. in UTOC; Pre-event tickets on sale February 23
February 16, 2009

What: Pancake breakfast

When: Sunday, March 8, 2009 beginning at 10 a.m.

Contact: Brooke Leininger, head coach, equestrian, 218-281-8111(marcu047@umn.edu) Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)


A pancake feed offering fun for the entire family will be held on Sunday, March 8, 2009, in the University Teaching and Outreach Center (UTOC) at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. The equestrian team is hosting “Pancakes and Ponies” from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and the day will feature more than just pancakes. Pony rides will be available for children and adults of all ages along with tours of the barn. Tickets purchased prior to the event are $5. At the door, adults will pay $7. Children 12 and under are $3.

Tickets go on sale Monday, February 23 and are available from any equestrian team member, or from Nicky Overgaard, assistant coach or Brooke Leininger, head coach of the U of M, Crookston Equestrian Team. Student-athletes will have tickets for sale in the Sargeant Student Center on February 23.

All proceeds from “Pancakes and Ponies” will go directly to help fund the equestrian team’s travel and competition expenses.

“We are excited to welcome the community to our first annual Pancakes and Ponies fundraiser,” says Leininger, head coach for the U of M, Crookston Equestrian Team. “It is an opportunity for the community to join our student-athletes for pancakes, ride a pony, see our facilities, and it will help the team with the cost of travel and competition.”

For more information about the equine science program at the U of M, Crookston, visit www.umcrookston.edu/academics/agri/equinescience.

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers more than 25 applied-science undergraduate degree programs and 50 concentrations, including several online degrees, in agriculture; arts, humanities and social sciences; business; math, science and technology; and natural resources. To learn more, visit www.UMCrookston.edu.