Gophers Launch 'Govember' Campaign

Nov. 4, 2013

Govember Home Page

Minnesota Golden Gopher student-athletes are teaming with the University of Minnesota's Masonic Cancer Center to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer throughout the month of November. Similar to the international Movember events, four Golden Gopher student-athletes, University mascot Goldy Gopher and Gopher fans will raise funds by growing mustaches throughout the month. The University community and Gopher Fans will donate funds by voting each week for the mustache they like the most through pledges dedicated to that student-athlete, mascot or fan. All funds go directly towards the Masonic Cancer Center.

The student-athletes featured on the Govember site are football quarterback Mitch Leidner, basketball guard Austin Hollins, baseball outfielder David Bettenburg and track & field's Nate Roese. Fans will track each participant's progress, as well as one "at-large" chosen each week and Goldy Gopher.

Fans will submit their Govember mustaches by 2 p.m. each Thursday and one will be chosen for Friday's progress check and voting. That fan will stay on the site the entire week until the next fan is chosen the following week. Fans may submit their photos to gophers@umn.edu.

The Masonic Cancer Center creates a collaborative research environment focused on the causes, prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer; applying that knowledge to improve quality of life for patients and survivors; and sharing its discoveries with other scientists, students, professionals, and the community. Founded in 1991, the cancer center became a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in 1997, one of only 41 institutions in the United States and two in Minnesota to hold that designation.

 

 

MORE HEADLINES

Flythrough Renderings of Athletes Village Released

8/31/2016 - General Release

The latest renderings provide dynamic views of spaces throughout all three new structures that will be a part of the new Athletes Village

Game 1: Oregon State at Minnesota

8/29/2016 - Football

Minnesota kicks off the 2016 season at 8 p.m. on Thursday against Oregon State. The game can be seen on Big Ten Network and heard on KOOL 108.

B1G Names Golfers to Watch

8/31/2016 - M. Golf

Arnorsson, Johnson and Mendez represent Minnesota on the conference's preseason list.

Proud Sponsors Of Gopher Athletics