U of M, Crookston Teambackers Plan 17th Annual "Fun Nite" on Friday, April 27, 1012; Social begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Crookston Eagles Club

The upcoming UMC Teambacker Fun Nite promises to be the best one yet in the event's v1 teambackers2B copy.jpg17-year history. It all takes place on Friday, April 27, 2012, at the Crookston Eagles Club, and all proceeds are used to support athletic scholarships at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. Tickets for Fun Nite are $50 per person and available by contacting Bill Tyrrell, director of athletic fundraising at 218-281-8436.

Fun Nite is taking on a whole new look this year. The evening begins with a social at 5:30 p.m. featuring hors d'oeuvres along with two drink tickets per person. Following the social at 7 p.m. are games, drawings for prizes, raffles, and both live and silent auctions with the final drawing for $1,000 taking place at 10:30 p.m.

Prizes include a 50-inch high definition television; a 43-inch high definition television; an Apple iPad; and a trip for four to the Wisconsin Dells including a two-night stay along with park passes. Other auction items include Coach purse and umbrella, wine baskets, sports memorabilia, and a steak and shrimp dinner for eight. Dancing with Tommy Helgeson will follow the games.

To see all the prizes and learn more about Fun Nite activities, visit www.goldeneaglesports.com/funnite.

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 www.umcrookston.edu.

Contact: Bill Tyrrell, director, athletic fundraising, 218-281-8436 (btyrrell@umn.edu); Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director, communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)