Whether you are a friend, teammate or simply inspired by her story of strength and resilience, Suzy and I have created this crowdfunding campaign, to honor one of the strongest women you will ever meet, Gabe Anderson Grunewald.
This winter we launched a fundraising campaign for the renovation of the University of Minnesota women’s track and field and cross country locker room. The locker room has not been updated in over 35 years and is in desperate need of a facelift and expansion. We have raised over $200,000 towards our goal of $300,000. We have donations and naming rights for all of our rooms and 30 of the 80 new lockers.
One area that we do not have a committed donor for is the overarching naming rights of the locker room.
We have approached Gabe, a 2010 alum and national runner up in the 1500m, and she has agreed to let us name the locker room after her and call it the Brave Like Gabe Locker Room.
Through her hard work on the track and her inspiring attitude, she lives her life in an exemplary fashion. By naming the locker room after her, not only will we honor this courageous and inspirational woman, we will encourage women on the team to be brave in every aspect of their lives.
We know there are many that would like to support this project and honor Gabe. Through this crowd funding approach, you can do just that with donations that fit within your financial capacity.
We hope you will consider a gift in order to make this dream of many a reality.
Thank you in advance.
Gary and Suzy Wilson
Women's Cross Country, Head Coach, 1985-2013
Women's Track and Field, Head Coach, 1985-2007, Assistant Coach, 2007-2013