M Club Proceeds to Benefit Dan Gorman Scholarship

March 14, 2011

A portion of the proceeds from the University of Mount Union’s third annual M Club Reverse Raffle and Silent Auction will go toward the Dan Gorman Athletic Training Prize. The event, which helps to support current athletic programs at Mount Union and future M Club events, will be held on Saturday, March 19 at 6 p.m. at Skyland Pines in Canton, OH.

Gorman, director of athletic training and associate professor of human performance, passed away as a result of a bus crash carrying Mount Union’s wrestling team, coaches, statisticians and athletic training students. A member of the Mount Union faculty since 1985, Gorman was integral to the success of the University’s athletic training program, which recently received the maximum 10-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).  He was also a dedicated mentor in the LS 100 program, which is designed to assist first-year students in their transition to college.

 “So many athletes, both current and past, were impacted by Dan,” said Anne (Zimmer ‘95) Graffice, director of alumni relations and university activities at Mount Union. “It only seemed appropriate to donate a portion of the proceeds to help another student pay for college through a scholarship.”

The event will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner served at 7 p.m. and the raffle at 8 p.m. The cost is $100 per ticket, which includes admission, a raffle number and dinner. Addi­tional dinner tickets may be purchased for $25 each. Only 200 tickets will be sold and may be purchased by contacting the Office of Alumni Relations and University Activities at (330) 823-2030, (800) 992-6682, ext. 2030 or alumni@mountunion.edu.

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