UMC Teambacker Golf Classic Saturday, July 19, 2014, Supports Scholarships for Student-athletes at the U of M Crookston

It's a great time for a great cause! Use your golf game to benefit scholarships at the University of Minnesota Crookston at the 24th annual UMC Teambacker Golf Classic on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Minakwa Golf Club in Crookston, Minn. The five-person scramble will begin with registration at 9 a.m. and shotgun start at 10 a.m. The entry fee is $95 per person and covers green fees, meal, mulligans, and games. If you are interested in participating in the tournament, contact John Hughes in the Office of Development & Alumni Relations at 218-281-8437. 

The registration deadline is July 11 and is limited to the first 90 golfers. Handicap must equal 70 or more for the 5-person team and all players must be 18 years of age to play or a high school graduate. 

Since 1998, the Teambacker Golf Classic has raised more than $92,000 and in the past 12 years, has averaged almost $6,000 annually. All proceeds go to support Golden Eagle athletic scholarships.

The committee for the tournament includes Jerry Hasbrouck, Jason Tangquist, Stephanie Helgeson, Natasha Reierson, Rose Ulseth, Ray Dusek, Mark Lyczewski, Corby Kemmer, with student intern and junior Golden Eagle basketball player John Hughes taking the lead. 

UMC Teambackers is an athletic promotion and fundraising organization for the U of M Crookston. For more than 20 years, Teambackers has worked to promote athletics and to raise money for scholarships in conjunction with the UMC Development Office, the Athletic Department, and the University of Minnesota Foundation. UMC is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. To learn more, visit 

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers 29 bachelor's degree programs, 20 minors, and 36 concentrations on campus--as well as 13 degrees online--in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from more than 20 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

Contact: Corby Kemmer, director, Development and Alumni Relations, 218-281-8342; Elizabeth Tollefson, University Relations, 218-281-8432 (