Giving Back by Teeing-Off at the CAER Food Shelf Classic

Posted by on June 25, 2013

On Wednesday, four Minnesota School of Business-Elk River staff members traded a day in the office for a day out on the golf course to support a great cause—putting food in local hungry bellies.

The ability to make this trade-off comes from the mantra of our organization: “We Care.”

Minnesota School of Business-Elk River, CAER Food ShelfIt’s an organization-wide mission that stems from the giving hearts of Minnesota School of Business’s owners and spreads like wildfire across each individual campus, including Elk River.

Although there are several pieces to the “We Care” mission, one piece focuses on our commitment to community engagement and caring about the organizations and people in our local communities.

CAER Food Shelf has been a longtime partner with the Minnesota School of Business-Elk River campus. We partner together on service learning projects, staff and faculty “We Care” projects, and many of our students utilize the services that CAER offers.

“It’s so wonderful to be able to support an organization like CAER that does so much for our local community, including our students,” said Minnesota School of Business faculty member and golfer Nicole Rasmussen.

Rasmussen, along with faculty member, Janell Trocke; community manager, Kayla Stai; and dean of students, Meghan Paulson, golfed in the 6th annual CAER Classic tournament last week.

The foursome represented Minnesota School of Business’s corporate sponsorship golf team, which donated more than $1,250 to CAER.  

“I’ve always told my students that philanthropy can be a lot of fun,” Rasmussen said.  “I absolutely felt that way on Wednesday at the CAER tournament.” 

Although the team didn’t take first place, that didn’t matter much to them.

“We were able to have fun and raise money for a worthy cause,” Trocke said. “And we didn’t take last place either, so the entire day was a win in my book.”

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