Sue Wahl Storbeck ’81 and Lee Storbeck were athletes in high school and college and are thankful for the skills that sports taught them on the field and at practice: competitiveness, hard work, teamwork and the value of education.
Sue was a four-sport, four-year athlete in basketball and volleyball, and competed two years in track and field, and tennis. She led the Huskies to a Minnesota Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women title in 1977 and was inducted to the SCSU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991.
Lee was an All-State football player in Aurora, Minnesota, and went to Southern Methodist University in Dallas on a track scholarship.
The Storbecks support athletic scholarships, team travel and senior recognition by providing graduating seniors with a recognition plaque of their accomplishments while attending St. Cloud State.
“Giving is like Christmas. Would you rather open a present or are you more exited to watch somebody open a present that you gave to them? That‘s what giving is all about; it’s a good feeling!”
and Lee Storbeck
Sue believes, “it’s important to understand where people are in their lives. In your 20’s, you don’t have financial resources but you give your energy and time. As a contributor, I gave my time through my attendance and enthusiasm at games, and my involvement as a committee member.”
“Now, as we mature,” Sue says “we may have less time but more resources. Then as you continue to age, when your reach your retirement years, you may have less resources. You may be on a fixed income but perhaps you can give more time. Or you can arrange a legacy gift by providing for St. Cloud State through your will. But it is important to realize that any contribution, at any time, matters. Every gift is valued and valuable.”
Lee describes how giving makes him feel. “Giving is like Christmas. Would you rather open a present or are you more exited to watch somebody open a present that you gave to them? That‘s what giving is all about; it’s a good feeling! Sue and I are fortunate to be able to do this and we will continue to give to St. Cloud State University.”