Crookston Lions Club Presents $2,000 in Support of Golden Eagle Women's Basketball at the U of M, Crookston

The 3rd Annual Hoops for Halloween hosted by the Crookston Lions Club and held in October Lions Check for WBB 0651-1.jpg2011, included 57 teams from across the local area. Teams from both North Dakota and Minnesota participated in the basketball tournament which yielded $2,000 in support of Golden Eagle Women's Basketball at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. Members of the women's basketball team serve as referees during the tournament. The competition is for boys and girls in grades 3 through 9. Next year's tournament is scheduled for Saturday, October 27, 2012.

The tournament initiative was led by Crookston Lions Club Member Garrett Borowicz, who recently presented a check to Head Women's Basketball Coach Mike Roysland.

Borowicz was pleased with the tournament's outcome. "The tournament was a huge success and with ten teams more than last year it continues to grow," Borowicz says. "We could not put this tournament on without the U of M, Crookston Golden Eagle Women's Basketball Team volunteering to do the refereeing. It has been a great partnership. With the continued effort of the Crookston Noon Day Lions Club, UMC, and sponsorships from our local businesses, we will be able to continue to grow this event and bring more people to our community."

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers 26 bachelor's degree programs, 18 minors, and 36 concentrations, including 10 online degrees, in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,600 undergraduates from 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 (left to right): 

Corby Kemmer, director of development and alumni relations; Garrett Borowicz, representing the Crookston Lions Club; Mike Roysland, head women's basketball coach; and Charles H. Casey, chancellor at the U of M, Crookston.

Contact: Corby Kemmer, director, development and alumni relations, 218-281-8434 (; Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director, communications, 218-281-8432 (