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Dinner with Champions

UMD Champ Head
March 22, 2017

Connecting the University and Community Together to Celebrate Student-Athletes.

Join UMD student-athletes and coaches on April 10 for the 6th Annual Dinner with Champions, Lake Superior Ballroom, City Side Convention Center at the DECC. Reception starts at 5 pm, with dinner at 6 pm. There will be a cash bar. Dress is business casual. 

The RSVP deadline is Friday, March 31. To purchase a ticket, please visit or contact Katy Morgan 218-726-7515. 

This year's keynote speaker is Jason "JC" JonesHe was a four-year football letterman (fullback) with the Bulldogs who, after graduating in 1995 with a criminology degree, went on to a distinguished military career. The Cherry, Minn. native served in the Navy from 1997-2007 as an H-60 pilot and as a strategic planner with the U.S. Strategic Command in Omaha, Neb. He was aboard the USS Enterprise during Operation Enduring Freedom (including on 9/11) and the USS Theodore Roosevelt during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Jones is currently a government civilian at the Pentagon where he works in the Office of the Secretary of Defense as a counterterrorism policy analyst for Iraq and Syria.

Sponsor the Event!

Exclusive Sponsorship Opportunities $1,000

*Table Sponsor $375 (*$175 is tax deductible; provides meals for four student-athletes as well)

**Student-Athlete Sponsor $50

(**If you cannot attend the event, please consider sponsoring a student-athlete. Your $50 is 100% tax deductible.)

For questions or additional information on sponsoring the event, please contact Katy Morgan in the UMD Athletic Development Office at 218-726-7515 or

All proceeds will benefit UMD Athletics.

***You will not receive a ticket for this event.***