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Teambacker Fun Nite with a Twist

By Elizabeth Tollefson on
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Teambacker Fun Nite is back but this year’s event has a new twist. In support of student-athletic scholarships at the University of Minnesota Crookston, the evening will include entertainment by Crazy Keys Dueling Pianos along with a silent auction, food, and games at the Crookston Eagles Club. Tickets for Fun Crazy KeysNite are $50 per person. Tickets are available by contacting the U of M Crookston Office of Development & Alumni Relations at 218-281-8436 or from any Teambacker member. The number of tickets is limited.

The evening kicks off with registration and a social at 5:30 p.m. Games and silent auction begin at 6 p.m. followed at 8 p.m. by entertainment by Crazy Keys Dueling Pianos. The dueling piano team of Rob and John have been performing together for more than 10 years in styles that include everything from the Big Band Era to Lady Gaga. To learn more about Crazy Keys, visit

Teambacker members who purchase their tickets before March 24 will be entered to win “best seats in the house” to enjoy Crazy Keys. Fun Nite is sponsored by UMC Teambackers, an organization that promotes athletics, raises money for scholarships, and works in conjunction with the Office of Development & Alumni Relations, the Athletic Department, and the University of Minnesota Foundation. 

The U of M Crookston is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. To learn more, visit

The University of Minnesota Crookston now delivers 34 bachelor's degree programs, 22 minors, and 40 areas of emphasis on campus as well as 14 degree programs entirely online.  These degrees are offered in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from more than 20 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit


Elizabeth Tollefson

University Relations


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