2021 Champion Builders Reception

After postponing the Champion Builders Reception in 2020, we're excited to announce that we'll be hosting this year's event in person, where we'll provide you the opportunity to connect with student-athletes that you've financially supported.

Please join us for the 2021 Champion Builders Reception on September 22, 2021, at the newly built Memorial Union on the UND campus.

Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Location: Memorial Union, Room 214C
Agenda: Social at 5:30 p.m. | Program at 6 p.m.

Please note that masks will be required for this event except when eating as we follow the UND indoor mask mandate on campus.

Questions?
events@UNDalumni.net  |  701.777.2611



Ashley Brueggeman had the opportunity to meet one of her scholarship donors at the 2019 Champions Builders Reception. Read more in the story below.

Supporting Success

Volleyball player-turned-coach attributes her success on the court and in the classroom to her supporters behind the scenes.

Ashely Brueggeman played Right Side Hitter/Outside Hitter during the Fighting Hawks 2016-2019 volleyball seasons. As team captain, she finished her volleyball career making UND's top-10 in kills (8th) and points (6th). Brueggeman plans to continue helping her team as Volunteer Assistant Coach while finishing her mathematics/secondary education degree in 2020.

Brueggeman attributes the ability to succeed on the court and in the classroom to her supporters behind the scenes. During the 2019 Champion Builders Reception, she had the opportunity to meet one of her scholarship donors, Jeff McKay, '91.
 
"The scholarships that I received while at UND have meant everything to me. It gave me the rare opportunity to continue playing the sport I love while receiving a great education,” said Brueggeman. “I was also fortunate enough to meet some amazing benefactors, building relationships with the generous and gracious people that made it all possible."
 
McKay's parents established the James, JoAnn & Jeffrey McKay Athletic Scholarship Endowment in 1992. Since then, the endowment has supported over 10 athletes with athletic scholarships.
 
— by Jenn Lukens