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Birds of a Feather Make an Impact Together in the Twin Cities
The Twin Cities’ Alumni Associations of Marquette and Creighton universities gathered on January 14, 2015, at the 508 Restaurant and Bar in Minneapolis to watch their men’s basketball teams compete in the first of two matchups this year, and to support a good cause. Marquette won the “friendly challenge” (53-52), but everybody came out winners in supporting families in need. The Golden Eagles and Bluejays alums collected 110 receiving blankets for Second Stork, a non-profit organization in the Twin Cities that supplies critical items such as diapers, wipes, formula, and cribs to thousands of new parents who would otherwise not be able to afford them.


Twin Cities Marquette University Alumni Association’s president Leif Bronson, Deb O’Halloran (MU alum and co-founder of Second Stork) join Twin Cities Creighton University Alumni Association’s vice president Tom Tack, and president, Alex Beckey.
Twin Cities Marquette University Alumni Association’s president Leif Bronson, Deb O’Halloran (MU alum and co-founder of Second Stork) join Twin Cities Creighton University Alumni Association’s vice president Tom Tack, and president, Alex Beckey.

Marquette alum Deb O’Halloran co-founded Second Stork, which has partnered with nearly 20 hospitals to serve families in the Twin Cities metro area. She and Creighton alum Tom Tack both serve on the Second Stork board and are extremely grateful to their alumni associations for helping the organization help others in need.

Al Bill, regional director of advancement for the Midwest Jesuits in the Twin Cities, attended the event and came away inspired. “These Jesuit alums really enjoy getting together to support the cause,” he said.

The Creighton Bluejays defeated the Marquette Golden Eagles (77-70) at the “rematch” on February 14, 2015; alums gathered in the Twin Cities to watch at Billy’s on Grand in St. Paul.






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