Minneapolis - University of Minnesota wrestling fans, as the Golden Gophers celebrate 100 years, you have the opportunity to be a part of the next century, just by attending a meet.
As Minnesota wrestles Purdue on Jan. 31, at 2:00 p.m. in the Sports Pavilion, the contest has been dubbed the Gopher Wrestling Endowment Meet. All ticket proceeds from the meet will go directly to the Minnesota Wrestling Scholarship fund. All fans who come to the meet, will directly affect a future student-athlete, continuing to provide scholarship opportunities.
"Endowments are the foundation of any athletic department and any program," Director of Athletics Joel Maturi said. "Our long-range goal is to endow all athletic scholarships in our wrestling program. We truly appreciate all who will attend the meet to assist us in our goal."
Scholarships are vital to the continuing the tradition of excellence that is Minnesota Wrestling, and the endowment meet provides all Gopher fans a chance become a part of the tradition.
"It is a great opportunity for the wrestling community to do two things that can demonstrate the power of wrestling, head coach J Robinson said. "First, having a great fan base will show how important wrestling is in Minnesota, and second, it is every fans wish for their donation to go directly to wrestling. This accomplishes both goals, it doesn't get any better."
With a 3-1 dual meet record, and a No. 6 national ranking, Gopher Wrestling is in the midst of another run to Big Ten and NCAA titles. Wrestling fans don't miss out on this fantastic chance to secure the future success of the program, as 100% of ticket revenue goes directly to the student-athlete in the form of athletic scholarships.
The Gopher Wrestling Endowment Meet, Sunday, Jan. 31 at 2:00 p.m. in the Sports Pavilion.
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