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Golden Gopher Fun Run/Golf Scramble June 25

Perham High School will sponsor a Golden Gopher Fund Fun Run on Thursday, June 25 at 10:30 a.m. The run will go from the high school to Perham Lakeside G.C.

Participants are asked to raise $50 in pledges, with a goal to reach $2,000. The money will be donated to the Golden Gopher Fund at the University of Minnesota.

The purpose of the Golden Gopher Fund is to make possible world class academic and athletics opportunities for over 750 student-athletes by seeking philanthropic support from individuals and corporations. When you support the Golden Gopher Fund, you ensure the ongoing success and continued tradition of excellence for Golden Gopher Athletics.

This year your support of the Golden Gopher Fund will help to: Provide scholarship support to approximately 450 student-athletes; Offer a world class academic and athletic experience for our all of our students-athletes; Promote an environment that will produce tomorrow's leaders, including engineers, doctors, lawyers, teachers, and business leaders; Assist our student-athletes in graduating at a rate higher then the general student body; Help underwrite the athletic department's $8.8 million scholarship budget.

A gift to the Golden Gopher Fund is an investment in bright, hard working and deserving student-athletes. A gift made by you is an investment in both their personal success and the success of Golden Gopher athletics.

Currently PHS has three athletes running for at the U of M, let's help that relationship grow! Any amount of money over and above the initial $2,000 raised will go towards the local Relay for Life program.

All PHS students, alum, and staff are encouraged to participate either as runners, walkers, drivers, or contributors. Participants should meet at PHS, collect donations and run/walk to the golf course. There, you will have a chance to meet with Gopher coaches and staff prior to the Golden Gopher Fund Golf Classic, present a donation to Minnesota Athletic Director Joel Maturi, share lunch with the Gophers, play golf if you choose, and return to PHS.

Golf to follow run

Following the Fun Run, there will be a Golden Gopher Spectacular Golf Scramble at Perham Lakeside.

Registration opens at 11 a.m. with a banquet at 12 p.m. featuring Gopher coaches like Don Lucia (Men's Hockey), Tim Brewster (Football), Brad Frost (), John Anderson (Baseball) and A.D. Joel Maturi.

The shotgun start to the 18 holes of golf will be at 1:15 p.m. The cost to enter the tournament is $125 per person.

Call PLGC at 346-6070 for more information and to register.