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54 minutes ago, UND Fan said:

Thanks to those of you who donated to assist our FB program for a specific need.  With the help of quite a few FB alums, we have just recently surpassed the $5K needed to fund the knee braces.  I had hoped that we could raise enough to pay for the concussion caps as well.  If any of you can assist, please reread the above for the details and go to: http://act.undalumni.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=1130

I thought this might develop into an annual "ss.com" campaign to assist the program with needs that are outside of the FB budget.  However, interest among ss members wasn't overly high.   I may try again this fall.  If anyone has any ideas as to how we could be more successful, please feel free to let me know (here or by PM).

Thanks again!

Although most used their real names or remained anonymous, I would guess the majority of donors for that campaign learned about it from this thread.

Well done!

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58 minutes ago, UND Fan said:

Thanks to those of you who donated to assist our FB program for a specific need.  With the help of quite a few FB alums, we have just recently surpassed the $5K needed to fund the knee braces.  I had hoped that we could raise enough to pay for the concussion caps as well.  If any of you can assist, please reread the above for the details and go to: http://act.undalumni.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=1130

I thought this might develop into an annual "ss.com" campaign to assist the program with needs that are outside of the FB budget.  However, interest among ss members wasn't overly high.   I may try again this fall.  If anyone has any ideas as to how we could be more successful, please feel free to let me know (here or by PM).

Thanks again!

My fantasy football winnings will go to this...as soon as my cheap as friends pay up lol. Good work everyone!

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27 minutes ago, UNDColorado said:

My fantasy football winnings will go to this...as soon as my cheap as friends pay up lol. Good work everyone!

I am thinking a win based donation in 2018, like $50 - $100 per win.  (Not including Mississippi Valley St., they should pay me to watch that game)

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3 minutes ago, gundy1124 said:

I am thinking a win based donation in 2018, like $50 - $100 per win.  (Not including Mississippi Valley St., they should pay me to watch that game)

:lol: Yeah pretty much!

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On ‎8‎/‎26‎/‎2017 at 2:48 PM, UND Fan said:

I will preface this by acknowledging that many of us are disappointed that last year's BSC championship team members did not receive rings.  I hope that something will happen to rectify the situation.  I am sure that many of us would help but is very unlikely we could raise enough $ for all the rings.  I understand the rings cost at least $200 each and we would probably need about 125 (100 players, 15 coaches & grad assistants, trainers, etc.) for a total cost of $25-30,000.   

That said, I talked to Bubba a few days ago and learned that he has a couple of specific needs - knee braces and concussion caps. 

KNEE BRACES 

Knee braces are essential to protect offensive linemen from injury.  While knee injuries are always possible, UND wants to provide its athletes with the best braces available (manufactured by Don Joy).  Funds for these braces have been provided by an outside source in recent years.  That source is no longer available and the expense was not included in the 2017 football budget. 

In addition to protecting Fighting Hawk athletes, Bubba and Coach Knauf feel our use of Don Joy braces is a significant advantage in recruiting young offensive linemen.  These prospects (and their parents) are pleased that UND provides the best knee protection available.  It can be the difference between the athlete choosing UND over another offer.

The annual cost of purchasing Don Joy braces approaches $5,000.

CONCUSSION CAPS

Providing all players with concussion caps is very important.  Funds for Champion concussion caps are also not included in this year's football budget.  If we are successful in raising funds for the knee braces, it would be great to help Bubba out with these caps as well. 

The cost of the caps is about $4,500.

CROWDFUNDING

I have worked with Mike Mannausau and the UND Alumni Association.  They are in the process of setting up a link to their Crowdfunding website for us.  This link should be available early next week.  I will post it here when it is up and running.  Not surprisingly, the link will refer to us as "ss.com" as they cannot use the word "Sioux". 

It would be great if you would PM me with the amount you are able to contribute.  You do not need to provide your name if you would prefer not to do so.  It would be good to know how we are doing.  I will post updates on this thread.  The official totals will be continually posted on the Crowdfunding website.

Some thoughts:

  • I realize many of us are Champions Club members and actively support UND athletics.  This would simply be an extra contribution to assist Bubba in his efforts to make us an FCS power now and for many years to come.
  • There are other college fan sites that provide financial assistance to their university's athletic programs.  We at siouxsports.com should do the same.  As noted above, all donations will go directly to the Alumni Foundation.  Therefore, all contributions will be tax deductible.
  • On the Crowdfunding site, you will decide whether you want to have your name posted or do so anonymously.  I am sure that Bubba will reach out with thanks to all donors.
  • While this is aimed at ss.com members, we would gladly accept money from non-members so please pass this info on to your friends, families, etc.

Again, many of us are already supporting UND athletics but LET'S HELP BUBBA with a couple of his important needs.  Some may be able to make a significant donation while others can help with $20-25 - it will all add up!

The link will be provided as soon as it is available.

Thanks!

Those who are new to the SS.com board are likely not aware of our efforts a year ago to assist the football team with the purchase of knee braces that were not included in the budget.  The launch of that fundraising effort is above.

While the contributions of those who assisted last year was greatly appreciated, the response from SS.com members was not what had been hoped.  Some OL alumni were made aware of our efforts and helped us reach the $4,500  goal.

The purpose of this post is to gauge the level of interest in another LET'S HELP BUBBA fundraising effort.  If there appears to be enough interest, I will again talk to Bubba to see what the greatest need is this year.   We really do not need to debate whether certain expenses should be included in the team's budget.  The majority of us agree that most of the athletic programs at UND are underfunded.  The situation "is what it is" and whining about it will serve no purpose!!

Feel free to respond here but I would suggest you PM me if you are able to provide a $ range that you could likely donate.  We would again make sure that donations were made on UND's Crowdfunding website to ensure all are tax deductible.  Thanks!

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1 hour ago, UND Fan said:

Those who are new to the SS.com board are likely not aware of our efforts a year ago to assist the football team with the purchase of knee braces that were not included in the budget.  The launch of that fundraising effort is above.

While the contributions of those who assisted last year was greatly appreciated, the response from SS.com members was not what had been hoped.  Some OL alumni were made aware of our efforts and helped us reach the $4,500  goal.

The purpose of this post is to gauge the level of interest in another LET'S HELP BUBBA fundraising effort.  If there appears to be enough interest, I will again talk to Bubba to see what the greatest need is this year.   We really do not need to debate whether certain expenses should be included in the team's budget.  The majority of us agree that most of the athletic programs at UND are underfunded.  The situation "is what it is" and whining about it will serve no purpose!!

Feel free to respond here but I would suggest you PM me if you are able to provide a $ range that you could likely donate.  We would again make sure that donations were made on UND's Crowdfunding website to ensure all are tax deductible.  Thanks!

If this is still active I'm in.

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Let me know the status/need and where to donate. I am like all over safety needs....totally!

Let me know who to contact.

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1 hour ago, Mama Sue said:

How much each, guys???

You guys really don't need to post an amount on this thread for everyone to see.  However, it would be good to PM me with an idea of how much you might be able to donate.  That will help me determine whether we should move forward.  Thx!  

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2 hours ago, UND Fan said:

You guys really don't need to post an amount on this thread for everyone to see.  However, it would be good to PM me with an idea of how much you might be able to donate.  That will help me determine whether we should move forward.  Thx!  

Well I tried doing that so let me know if you do not get something. Could just post a phone number.....email.... snail mail.....

this technology can get to me

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1 hour ago, Mama Sue said:

Well I tried doing that so let me know if you do not get something. Could just post a phone number.....email.... snail mail.....

this technology can get to me

I got it, MS!  Thanks!!

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The response to my initial post has not been overwhelming.  I have talked to Bubba and he sent me three needs that are not in his budget.  His summary:

1.       It costs us $5000 for a video upgrade so players have access away from the stadium.

2.      $25,000 for a weightroom upgrade (velocity training.)  It applies to in season lifting and last month before the season.

a.      This equipment gives immediate feedback to staff and the athlete how fast they are moving the weight.

b.      Difficult to do with the naked eye, this equipment is attached to current weight racks

3.       We also looked at getting the entire team ankle braces that they would wear.  Many guys are not getting taped.  This would be about $3000.

 

We obviously would not be able to help with the weightroom.  Someday it would be nice for SS.com to be able to do these kind of things. I understand that members of other college fan websites (including FCS schools) do raise a significant amount of $ for their schools each year. 

 

I would think that we should be able help with the video upgrade or the ankle braces (maybe both).

l would like a little more feedback before proceeding.  Either post your thoughts here and/or, If you can give me the $ amount you would likely contribute, PM me.   Thanks!   

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Allowing video access away from the stadium. Is this to allow them to watch game film at home or what? 

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7 minutes ago, UNDBIZ said:

Allowing video access away from the stadium. Is this to allow them to watch game film at home or what? 

Essentially.  Players can log in from any device, watch film. (I think)

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12 minutes ago, UND Fan said:

The response to my initial post has not been overwhelming.  I have talked to Bubba and he sent me three needs that are not in his budget.  His summary:

1.       It costs us $5000 for a video upgrade so players have access away from the stadium.

2.      $25,000 for a weightroom upgrade (velocity training.)  It applies to in season lifting and last month before the season.

a.      This equipment gives immediate feedback to staff and the athlete how fast they are moving the weight.

b.      Difficult to do with the naked eye, this equipment is attached to current weight racks

3.       We also looked at getting the entire team ankle braces that they would wear.  Many guys are not getting taped.  This would be about $3000.

 

We obviously would not be able to help with the weightroom.  Someday it would be nice for SS.com to be able to do these kind of things. I understand that members of other college fan websites (including FCS schools) do raise a significant amount of $ for their schools each year. 

 

I would think that we should be able help with the video upgrade or the ankle braces (maybe both).

l would like a little more feedback before proceeding.  Either post your thoughts here and/or, If you can give me the $ amount you would likely contribute, PM me.   Thanks!   

Last season a link was provided.  Really simple to give some $$.

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