Over the last 4-5 years, SS.com members have raised nearly $30,000 to assist UND football with equipment (specialized knee braces, concussion caps, video equipment, etc.). We should be very proud of what we have done – I know that the FB coaches and AD greatly appreciate our efforts. While the season is a few months (or maybe a year away), it would be great if we could assist the program again this fall.
As most everyone knows, we have finally moved the FB locker room and offices out of Memorial Stadium. For those who hadn’t visited Memorial in recent years, it was truly a dump and an embarrassment to the program. Frankly, I am surprised that our recruiting efforts didn’t suffer more than they did due this lousy facility. While we all wait for HPC2 to become a reality, the move to Starcher and Hyslop has been a major improvement. It is far from ideal but a better situation.
There are four player meeting rooms within the FB offices in Starcher. There is a need for a workstation in each room with video editing equipment. The cost of each workstation and computer is about $1,000 with the video editing equipment also totaling about $1,000. That means the cost of providing four fully functional stations would be $8,000. The athletic department has a deal with Dell to provide computer equipment at very reasonable prices and the editing software will be provided by DVSport, the industry leader in athletic replay editing.
For consistency purposes, we will continue with the “Let’s Help Bubba” name. I know some question that but please understand our goal is to help the football program with their needs. Last year, we quickly hit our goal for purchasing Guardian helmet concussion caps and then moved on to specialized knee braces for offensive linemen. With the season moving to spring (we hope), the coaching staff would like new jackets for the team (for outside games). We will assist with that effort if/when we hit the initial $8,000 goal.
The LHB5 donation site: UNDalumni.org/Bubba5. Contributions are fully deductible and count towards Champions Club members' priority points.
Please help if you can - any amount helps! Thank you!