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Cambria Sports Business Wall of Fame to be unveiled April 15

A new Cambria-sponsored memorial wall honoring industry leaders who helped develop Minnesota State University, Mankato’s sport management program will be unveiled Friday, April 15.

2011-04-18
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release [4-12-11]

A new Cambria-sponsored memorial wall honoring industry leaders who helped develop Minnesota State University, Mankato’s sport management program will be unveiled Friday, April 15.

Dedication of the Cambria Sport Business Hall of Fame wall will be in Highland Center, near Myers Field House, at 4 p.m. The event is free; students, faculty, staff and the public are invited.

After the ceremony, the sport management program will host its third Cambria Sport Business Dinner of Distinction, recognizing leaders in the field and celebrating achievements of outstanding sport management students. The dinner, at Mankato Golf Club, starts with a social hour at 5 p.m., followed by a dinner at 6 and an awards program at 7.

Minnesota State Mankato President Richard Davenport and Randy Meier, senior director of marketing and communication for Cambria, will speak at the 4 p.m. wall dedication. Hall of Fame members Laura Day and Chris Wright, as well as Barb Erie, wife of the late Dennis Erie, will unveil the wall. Sport management graduate Travis Smith will be master of ceremonies.

Numerous student awards will be presented at the 7 p.m. program, including the Rising Star Award, Distinguished Alumni Award, Student of the Year Award, Student Leadership Awards and various scholarships. Sport management graduate assistant Laura Shearer will be master of ceremonies.

Sport management graduate students organized the dinner, gathering sponsorships, collecting silent auction items and marketing the event. Proceeds will fund student scholarships.

The Cambria Sport Business Hall of Fame was created in 2010. Current members are Day, senior vice president of business development for the Minnesota Twins; Wright, president of the Minnesota Timberwolves; and Erie, who founded the sport management program.

Those who want more information may visit the Cambria Sport Business Hall of Fame website at http://ahn.mnsu.edu/hp/sm/halloffame/.

Minnesota State Mankato’s 27-year-old sport management program – oldest in the Midwest – is recognized as one of the best in the nation. It offers student internship opportunities with the Timberwolves, Lynx, Twins, Vikings, Wild and other professional, college and not-for-profit organizations.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive, doctoral university with 15,393 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 32 state institutions.

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