U of M Fans Requested To Show Their Colors By Attending Legacy Golf Fundraiser
Press Release,

BRAINERD, MN  July 1, 2005 ­ Are you a U of M fan who bleeds maroon and gold? Do you also like to golf?

Then the Legacy Courses at Cragun’s needs you to come out and support Gopher Sports by attending the fourth annual University of Minnesota Gopher Golf Fundraiser at the Legacy Courses at Cragun’s in Brainerd on Friday, July 15.

According to Dutch Cragun, there are currently 30 teams signed up, but this year Cragun’s would like to increase the attendance and the fundraising total.

Cragun stressed the event is not just for University of Minnesota alumni.

“The tournament is for anybody who is interested in Gopher Sports and helping the U of M golf program improve. We’re going to have a number of folks attending who never went to the university, but are just interested in helping the program survive,” Cragun commented. “Individuals and twosomes are also welcome, in addition to teams.”

The tournament starts at 11 AM with a golf clinic conducted by Gopher golf coach Brad James and attended by other U of M sports notables. This 45-minute demonstration and tip-filled seminar will provide some valuable information on the game. Then the action commences at Noon with a shotgun start tipping off the Four-Person Scramble on the Dutch Legacy course.

A social hour starts at 5 PM, with dinner and awards commencing at 6 PM in the Legacy Pavilion. This year’s prizes will once again include popular Golden Gopher football and basketball tickets. Many former Gopher athletes will attend, including football greats Chip Lohmiller and Greg Larson.

The cost for the event is the same as in 2004: $135 per golfer or $540 per team of four. Non-golfers are also invited to join the event during the social hour and dinner for just $29 per person. Cragun’s will also help solo or twosome-attendees by matching them with other golfers, to fill out a foursome.

“I’m once again going to be making an intensive effort to contact the local Gopher gang to see if we can count on them to attend,” said Cragun. “If U of M graduates from the Brainerd Lakes Area are interested in coming out, we could really use their help to make this tournament even more successful than in the past. We’re asking that they also contact other local Gophers they know to sign them up for this worthwhile cause.”

For additional information about the U of M Gopher Golf Fundraiser, or to register for the event, contact Chuck Klecatsky at: (800) 272-4867 or 218-825-2737.