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Fourth Annual Chippewa Challenge Raises Record Funds
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - Friday, June 14, was a day of record breaking performances at the Fourth Annual Chippewa Challenge presented by the CMU Bookstore, the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe and the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort.

Thanks to over 600 golfers and sponsors, the 2013 edition of mid-Michigan’s premier early summer outing raised just under $137,000 for CMU student-athletes; eclipsing 2012’s net revenue by almost $15,000.

If you golfed in the Chippewa Challenge, be sure to visit CMU Athletics on Facebook where you can tag yourself and view other foursome pictures from the Chippewa Challenge.

The Chippewa Challenge, which will enter its fifth anniversary year in 2014, brings together all 16 CMU varsity programs, letterwinners and the best friends of Chippewa Athletics for a day in celebration of our Championship Culture. The Chippewa Challenge is held at the Mount Pleasant Country Club, Bucks Run and the Pohlcat with an evening program and silent auction at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort.

The 432 golfers participating in the Chippewa Challenge got to experience much more than just 18 holes at one of Mount Pleasant’s top three courses.

Participants in on-course contests had a chance to take home a 50” TV or an HP Laptop Computer, donated by the CMU Bookstore. Five qualifiers had the chance to putt for $10,000 in cash and three players took a shot at $1 million.

Brian Bukowski made Chippewa Challenge history by sinking the outing’s first ever hole-in-one and took home a head-to-toe Travis Mathew signature outfit and $500 online shopping spree courtesy of Graff Chevrolet.

The excitement of the day culminated with the dinner celebration and silent auction at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort.

An impressive dinner spread was complimented by silent auctions that featured No. 1 NFL Draft Pick Eric Fisher memorabilia, a presidential suite and concert ticket package at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort and an unforgettable evening of fine food and jazz at the Brass Café featuring a performance by CMU First Lady Elizabeth Ross.

These featured items, along with various memorabilia and other unique CMU game day packages, helped generate over $24,000 for CMU student-athletes; a large part of the record breaking total generated by Chippewa Challenge sponsors and participants.

The Chippewa Challenge has cemented itself as one of the premier summer events in all of mid-Michigan. Its success, however, would not have been possible without support of sponsors like the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters, Quest Software, Quest Towing, Fabiano Brothers and the over 75 other individuals and businesses.

Thanks to all who stepped up and met the Chippewa Challenge in 2013 and we can’t wait to see you in 2014!