Golden Eagle Baseball Program to Hold Third Annual Fundraiser Dinner

The University of Minnesota, Crookston Baseball program will be hosting its third annual fundraiser dinner at the Crookston Eagles Club on Thursday, November 11. Cost of the dinner is $30 for either prime rib or walleye. All proceeds will benefit the Golden Eagle Baseball program.goldeneagle_logo.png

A social will be held at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Shortly thereafter, a program will be held with special guest speaker Donald "Bucky" Burgau. Burgau is the head baseball coach at Concordia College - Moorhead and also an assistant coach with the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks.

A native of Perham, Minn., Burgau will be entering his 33rd season as head coach of the Cobbers. He has amassed 612 victories including 375 in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC). Burgau is the all-time winningest baseball coach in the history of the MIAC. A member of the Concordia College Hall of Fame, he is one of the few coaches to be inducted while still active. Burgau played at Fergus Falls Community College and North Dakota State University (NDSU) prior to coaching at NDSU for four seasons. He also coached the Moorhead American Legion Post #21 Blues for 27 seasons compiling 883 wins and leading the Blues to a fourth place finish at the 1988 American Legion World Series.

"I couldn't be more elated to have Bucky Burgau as our guest speaker," says University of Minnesota, Crookston Head Baseball Coach Chris Vito. "Very few people have done for baseball in our region what he has. In addition to being a true keeper of the game, Bucky is someone I have considered a dear friend and mentor for many years."

There will also be a 50/50 drawing and a small silent auction. One of the silent actions is an autographed jersey from Minnesota Twins slugger Jim Thome.

For tickets contact either...

Chris Vito  Head Baseball Coach  (218)281-8445

Bill Tyrrell  Director of Athletic Fundraising (218)281-8436

For more information, visit the Golden Eagle Athletics Web site at

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

Contact: Chris Vito - Assistant Sports Information Director - (218)281-8445