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Golden Eagles Bring Hope In City Reconstruction
September 4, 2007

Contact: Mitch Bakken- Sports Information Director (218) 281-8414 (Story written by Matt Scheerer)

(Crookston, Minn.)-  The University of Minnesota, Crookston was very well represented on Saturday, September 1, 2007, when over 80 student-athletes from the Golden Eagle football, soccer, and hockey teams traveled to Northwood, N.D., to help the town clean-up and rebuild. Northwood was ravaged by a tornado on Sunday night, August 26. 


The teams assisted the town by cleaning up debris in the area’s cornfields. The student-athletes also moved furniture and books from the heavily damaged school in Northwood to the Hatton-Northwood high school in neighboring Hatton, N.D.  


The athletes were not alone on the clean-up effort.  Head Women’s Soccer Coach Chris Przemieniecki, Hockey Coach Gary Warren, and Football Coach Shannon Stassen assisted the clean up as well.  The student-athletes and the coaches were fed lunch by crews from the American Red Cross who were also distributing aid to residents of the community.


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