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The Muddiest Day of the Year is Back!

Muddy Sunday 2016

Join the University of Minnesota Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter on Sunday, August 14 for Muddy Sunday, Minnesota’s best mud volleyball tournament. In an effort to fundraise and advocate for the organization, the U of M’s campus chapter puts on this yearly tournament to reach out beyond the student population and deeper into the Twin Cities community.

 

 

We  will once again be spending the day at the Washington County Fairgrounds with music, food, and lots of volleyball. Gather your family and friends (above the age of 18) to make up a team of 8-12 players to compete in the tournament. Games will be taking place all day, with time in between games to rest, eat, and soak up the summer sun.

 

What to bring:

 
  • Your A game - a gold trophy and bragging rights are at stake!

  • Old clothes and old shoes (anything closed-toed), because you will get very, very dirty

  • Duct tape to keep your shoes - and potentially clothes - on

  • Garbage bags for those dirty clothes and shoes

  • A change of clothes

  • Lawn chairs and blankets

  • State-issued photo ID, if you plan on purchasing beer

  • Cash, for said beer, food, and tshirts

Early-bird registration until July 14 is $240 per team, and will increase to $280 per team on July 15.

 

Who: You!

What: A mud volleyball tournament

When: Sunday, August 14, 2016

Where: Washington County Fairgrounds

Why: To support Habitat for Humanity in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area.  

 

Rules and more information can be found HERE!

Register HERE!

Any questions can be directed to muddysunday@uofmhabitat.org



 

8 Reasons To Get Insomnia Cookies This Wednesday

 

We're sharing 8 reasons why you should stop by Insomnia this Wednesday, April 27:

 

Number One

You don’t even need to get out of bed. We’re giving you permission to skip the 9am class - heck, skip the 11:30 class - but don’t skip this opportunity to enjoy some warm, fresh cookies and give back to Habitat simultaneously!

Order online here.

 

Number Two 

If you didn't skip your morning class on purpose, you skipped it on accident. (It’s the week after Spring Jam, after all). Stop by Insomnia for a quick breakfast before running into class...late...again...

 

Number Three

If you're a senior you only have 3 more weeks to enjoy Insomnia Cookies as a student. This means this could be your last invite to a Facebook student-group food fundraiser before graduating. Don’t miss out.

 

Number Four

If you're a freshman, you only have 3 more years to enjoy Insomnia Cookies as a student. See Reason #3 above for additional details.

 

Number Five

They’re delicious! Double chocolate chip, white chocolate macadamia nut, s’more...

 

Number Six

Chances are you're becoming a little stressed about finals. And chances are Insomnia will have a fresh batch of Peanut Butter Chip cookies waiting for you.

 

Number Seven

Insomnia is next to Blarney. Therefore, ladies who are 21+ why wouldn’t you stop by Insomnia Cookies before heading to Wednesday’s ladies night?

 

Number Eight

And finally… A portion of your order will go towards Habitat for Humanity Twin Cities. THIS is our favorite reason.


Stop by Insomnia Cookies in Dinkytown (402 14th Ave.) from 11am - Midnight on Wednesday, April 27 and mention Habitat for Humanity. A portion of your order will go towards Habitat for Humanity Twin Cities - and another portion of your order will go towards satisfying your own cookie craving.

 

The University of Minnesota’s 2016 Act! Speak! Build! Week

We’re responsible for the bouncy house that will be invading Coffman’s front lawn on Tuesday, April 12. The good news? It’s here for you. 

 

On a college campus when a student group needs to stand out there’s usually one way to do that – free food. While Habitat for Humanity’s Act! Speak! Build! week won’t be short on free food, we’re hoping to engage students in more than just free bagels. We’re taking the week of April 11 – April 16 and covering the U’s campus and students with Habitat for Humanity swag, food, and maybe even the first pitch of the Twin’s home game. 

 

Every year the University of Minnesota’s Habitat for Humanity campus chapter dedicates an entire week to educate students on the urgency of affordable housing needs, Habitat’s mission as an organization, volunteer opportunities, and more. This is a nation-wide event, but our University is celebrating Habitat beginning with outreach events on Monday April 11.

 

Don’t miss the events that appeal the most to you – and learn a little more about Habitat along the way. This year’s Act! Speak! Build! week kick-starts on April 11 and the week breaks down like this:

 

Monday, April 11: Box Build

From 10am – 2pm Coffman’s front lawn will look a lot like a Habitat build site. You’ll find us building 

wooden storage boxes for future Habitat families. Families use these boxes to store toys or blankets when a family moves into its new home. This is also a great way to test out your construction skills. 

 

Stop by Coffman’s front lawn for as long as you want throughout the day to help out, test your building skills, or to pick up some Habitat swag.

 

Tuesday, April 12: Bouncy House 

Stop by the Coffman from 10am – 2pm on Tuesday to take advantage of the bouncy house that will be taking over the front lawn. The only requirement to enter the bouncy house? Sign a post card advocating for a bonding bill that will go towards affordable senior housing. Free swag will be available as supplies lasts during this event as well. 

 

Wednesday, April 13: Twins Game

We’re now pre-selling $5 tickets to watch the Twins play the White Sox on April 13. Support Habitat and buy your tickets through us ahead of time here. Tickets are in section 332 and 333. You can print out a free bus pass for the night here.

 

More importantly, the first pitch will be thrown at 7:10pm – and YOU have the chance to throw it. This opportunity will go to the person to sell the most Twins tickets. The additional bonus that everyone can take advantage of? Wednesday is a $1 hot dog night. We’ll notify you through email regarding designated ticket pick-up dates but feel free to contact Katie at katie.brown@uofmhabitat.org with any questions.

 

Thursday, April 14: Advocacy Dinner

Join Habitat at Mariucci Arena Club Room on Thursday night from 6pm-8pm for a FREE catered dinner. Although dinner is completely free, space is limited so please pre-register here. The dress code isn’t quite “business casual” but it’s in your best interest to ditch the sweatpants for some jeans and a clean shirt. Dinner will be catered by Kafe 421 and the menu features: Lasagna, bread, Caesar salad, and mini cheesecakes. Vegetarian lasagna will be available as well.

 

Bring your friends, grab some food from one of Dinkytown’s finest restaurants, and listen to our Habitat family of guest speakers talk about their experience with the organization. 

 

Friday, April 15: Cornhole Tournament

Finish off the school week by spending the day outside for our Cornhole Tournament, which will begin at 10am on Coffman’s front lawn. You and a team can enter the tournament for $5/person and register at the time of the event. The funds raised by the tournament will be donated to Habitat for Humanity-Twin Cities and its efforts to continue building affordable homes for the Twin Cities community.

 

Saturday, April 16: Pi Mile Run

To end our week of outreach events we’ve partnered with Tau Beta Pi to co-host the Pi Mile Run on 

Saturday, April 16. This race will begin at Coffman’s front lawn at 1:30pm. Race check-in will begin at 1:00pm. After completing the 3.1 miles, treat yourself to an entire fresh-baked pie waiting for you at the finish line. 

 

Registration can be found here. Register by yourself for $15/person or grab a friend and register together for a discounted total of $24/pair. Regardless of which deal you choose, each participant will be given a 2016 Pi Mile Run t-shirt on the day of the event. Stay updated on the event and check out the t-shirt by joining our Pi Mile Run Facebook Event.

 

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Post your Habitat Act! Speak! Build! week photos by utilizing the hashtag #ASWB2016 throughout the week. For any questions regarding registrations, please contact Katie at Katie.brown@uofmhabitat.org.

Upcoming Events

General Meeting

March 1st, 6pm

Coffman 305

St. Paul Build

March 4th, 8am

Sign-up here!

Spring Break Trip: Sisters, Oregon

March 11-18

Sign-up here!

Spring MegaBuild

March 25th, 8am

Sign-up here!

General Meeting

April 5th, 6pm

Coffman 305

Act!Speak!Build! Week

April 10th - April 15th

60K Day Fundraiser

April 13th

Pi Mile Run 5k

April 15th

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