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Gopher Classic - fund raiser

  • Apr
  • 14
Gopher Classic - fund raiser
  • Friday, 4:00pm CDT-10:00pm CDT  
  • Friday, 4PM thru Saturday, 9 PM
  • Location: University Recreation and Wellness Center, Southeast Harvard Street, Minneapolis, MN, USA

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Registration is officially open for the 2023 Gopher Classic, April 14th-15th!

Tune up for next month's Nationals, also held at the Recreation & Wellness Center, while helping us bring back one of Minnesota's biggest annual events!

Don't hesitate to spread the word and sign up: The deadline is next Wednesday!

The sign-up process will be email-based, with payments going through the University of Minnesota...

Start your registration by emailing directors Josiah Hakala & Nicole Schaumann:, Put 'Gopher Classic' in the subject line, note any availability restrictions, and let us know your choice(s) from these 11 divisions.

  • Men's Singles: Open, A, B, C/Novice
  • Women's Singles: Open, B
  • Masters Singles: 50+, 60+, 70+
  • Combined Doubles: 90+ (any individual age), 100+ (individual age: 50+)

Then pay by visiting the applicable link(s) below. To ensure that your payment is applied: (a) email the directors as noted above and (b) click 'Complete Sale' at the end of checkout.

...If there are any difficulties with the payment process, notify the directors for assistance.

Once you're signed up, follow along at

The Handball Club at the U of M runs this event as a fundraiser, in support of collegiate tournament participation and youth outreach. The U of M also has one of the premier handball facilities in the country, if not the entire world, and your direct support of the collegiate club is one of the best ways to keep those courts available to our state, region, and communities beyond. Your contributions help fund equipment, handballs, uniforms, tournament entries, travel, and, most importantly, spreading The Perfect Game! 

Each entry fee goes toward... 

  • tournament entry and use of locker rooms
  • hospitality: snacks, drinks, etc. 
  • a welcome gift 
  • finalist prizes 
  • a single $5 refund for referee duty ( Driven To Discover ® )
  • supporting handball programs at the University of Minnesota
  • ...

Please show your appreciation for the Handball Club's service to our community. They have traveled a long road to bring this tournament back for the first time since 2019. Whoever can play should play. Volunteering will also be accepted and you may put your name down on this list to let us know your availability.

Support the Courts!

Show your support for Gopher Handball

A couple more ways to support Handball at the U of M!

  1. Make a direct donation here: Handball Program ( Also look into multiplying your impact with employer matching: Matching Gifts (
  2. The handball community needs instructors (PLURAL) at the U! Please consider applying and do not hesitate to do so! Instructors are typically hired several months in advance of their start date. Application information can be found here: UMN Careers (external applicants). Search 'handball' to bring up the 'Teaching Specialist' listing.
    • To address an FAQ... Times suitable for you and acceptable to the University can be the course schedule.

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