Give to the Max Day – Nov. 14

Give to the Max Day – Nov. 14

  On Thursday, Nov. 14, Saint Mary’s University will compete against other Minnesota colleges and universities for first place, an additional $10,000 in funding and a year’s worth of bragging rights during Give to the Max Day. Help SMU compete on the leaderboard for additional cash prizes! 1st place – $10,000 2nd place – $7,500 3rd place – $5,000 4th place – $2,500 5th place – $1,000 6th – 10th place – $500 each Show your Cardinal pride and make Saint Mary’s #1! To participate, you must donate online between 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 14 or schedule your donation now! Are you a night owl or an early riser? Consider making your gift during the Power Hours. Nonprofits and schools that raise the most money during each of five power hours will win a $1,000 prize grant. 2:00-2:59 a.m. 5:00-5:59 a.m. 5:00-5:59 p.m. 6:00-6:59 p.m. 11:00-11:59 p.m. The organization from each leaderboard category (all nonprofits and schools, medium nonprofits, small nonprofits, and Greater Minnesota) and the school that raises the most from will each win a $1,000 prize grant, for a total of $5,000 in prize grants each power hour! At the end of the event, GiveMN will draw a “Super-Sized Golden Ticket,” a $10,000 prize grant added to a person’s donation, randomly selected from donations made throughout the 24-hour event. You can break your total donation into several smaller amounts, i.e., $100 broken into 10 individual gifts equals 10 times the chances of winning the golden ticket! No need to claim Minnesota residency to be a GiveMNian. Visit Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota’s fundraising page...
Students provide a Taste of Saudi Arabia

Students provide a Taste of Saudi Arabia

  International students add cultural — and culinary — variety to the Winona campus. Last Friday, students at the De La Salle Language Institute and the Center for International Students sponsored the “Taste of Saudi Arabia” for the campus community. The event provided a wonderful opportunity for our students, faculty and staff to broaden their global and multicultural perspective. Approximately 100 SMU community members enjoyed Arabic food, music, dancing and cultural displays presented by SMU students from Saudi Arabia with the assistance of DLI and Center staff. The event was the inspiration of SMU’s international student body, wanting to support the rebuilding efforts of the Winona Islamic Center which was recently destroyed by fire. “Taste of Saudi Arabia” raised $700 for the rebuilding fund. There are more photos...
SMU’s Walk of Horror

SMU’s Walk of Horror

  This year’s Saint Mary’s University Walk of Horror is again guaranteed to give you goosebumps. New scares are planned around every corner. The 17th annual hair-raising fundraiser for the SMU Cardinal fastpitch softball team will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 25-26 and 30-31 in the SMU bluffs. Walkers are asked to meet on the lighted path between the SMU baseball and softball fields, where the haunted walk will begin. Groups are then escorted through the dark bluffs surrounding the SMU campus for approximately 20 minutes. The cost is $5 for adults, $4 for students with ID, and $4 for children 12 and younger. Tickets are available at the gate. SMU head fastpitch softball coach Jen Miller said the event is fun for all ages. The scare level is toned down for younger children and turned up for groups bold enough to face their fears. Last year more than 1,100 brave souls took SMU’s Walk of Horror. Proceeds from this event will be used for the softball team’s travel expenses. For more information, contact Miller at 507-457-...
Fifth annual Tom Farren Memorial Golf Classic

Fifth annual Tom Farren Memorial Golf Classic

WINONA, Minn. — The public is invited to play in Saint Mary’s University’s fifth annual Tom Farren Memorial Golf Classic Sunday, July 21. The four-person scramble will have a 9 a.m. shotgun start at Cedar Valley Golf Course. The $80 entry fee includes a Sunday brunch from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., a Saint Mary’s pullover jacket and 18 holes of golf with a cart.  The deadline to register is Monday, July 8. This outing honors former SMU Golf Coach Tom Farren and is a fundraiser for the men’s and women’s golf teams. Raffle prizes are available. Team prizes will include: first place — four FootJoy shirts; fifth place — four Greg Norman shirts; 10th place — four Cutter & Buck shirts; second-to-last place — Twins pint glass and sleeve of balls; and last place — Twins pint glass and sleeve of balls. Games will include closest to pin (holes 4, 8, 11 and 15), long drive (holes 1 and 10), longest putt (holes 9 and 13) and closest to pin in two shots (a team prize on hole 18). Game prizes will include golf caps, with a team prize of four 18-hole rounds of golf. Sponsors include Minnesota City Custom and RTP Co. Send a check and shirt sizes for foursomes to Cedar Valley Golf Course, P.O. Box 1148, Winona, MN 55987. For more information, contact Ryan Egan, SMU men’s and women’s golf coach at regan@smumn.edu or (507)...
Row, Ride, Run

Row, Ride, Run

  The annual Saint Mary’s “Row, Ride, Run Triathlon” will take place on Saturday, April 27, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Lake Lodge in Winona and finishing on SMU’s Winona campus. About 100 athletes from throughout the Midwest are expected to register for the race. Participants will canoe or kayak a 2.5-mile loop around Lake Winona, then bike 14 miles from Lake Winona to the SMU campus. Once on campus, racers will run 3.1 miles through the bluffs surrounding the university. Proceeds assist Serving Others United in Love (SOUL). Through SOUL, students are able to connect with diverse communities by participating in national and international service trips. Registration is $35 per individual or $70 per team. Teams can be made up of two, three or four members. The deadline to register is Saturday, April 20, and racers must provide their own canoes or kayaks. Awards will be presented to the top three fastest individuals and the top finishing team. Participants must be 10 or older to row or run and 15 or older to bike. For more information, visit www.smumn.edu/rowriderun or call Ext....
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