Teambackers Present Check for $20,000 to Support Scholarships for Student-Athletes at the U of M, Crookston

Treasurer of UMC Teambackers Adam Maruska, '00, recently presented a check for UMC Teambackers Check 2011 4004.jpg$20,000 to Chancellor Charles H. Casey at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. The money will support scholarships for student-athletes on the Crookston campus.  

The Teambackers Club is an athletic promotion and fundraising organization for the U of M, Crookston. It operates in conjunction with the development office, athletic department, and the University of Minnesota Foundation.

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Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers 29 bachelor's degree programs, 18 minors, and more than 40 concentrations, including several online degrees, in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of about 1,400 undergraduates from more than 25 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit

In the photo (l to r): Corby Kemmer, director of development and alumni relations; Chancellor Charles H. Casey; Adam Maruska, Teambackers treasurer; and Bill Tyrrell, director of athletic fundraising.

Contact: Bill Tyrrell, director, athletic fundraising, 218-281-8436 (; Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director, communications, 218-281-8432 (