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We are approaching 50% (we are at $3,640) of our initial goal.  If you can help, please do.  Any amount will help!  Thanks to those who have contributed!

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We are at $7,930 so will likely hit our goal this afternoon.  Thank you again for your donations.

The last couple of years we hit our initial goal quickly (not as quick as this year's 3 days) and then raised the target for another purpose.  Last fall, we started with helmet caps and then added specialized knee pads for offensive linemen.  We surpassed the $12,000 objective and funded both needs.  We are not going to raise the objective this year - but you may have the opportunity to help again in a couple of months.  

As of now, it appears that this year's season will begin in late February.  While many MVC schools have indoor football facilities, some do not.  This will create a need  for 70-75 jackets for players  to wear over their pads if the schedule remains as it is today.  The program feels it is appropriate to provide the players with "UND" jackets for these games but also feels it is important that the team looks good in person or on TV for recruiting purposes.  Having a hodge-podge of different jackets to keep players warm certainly would not look good.  The cost per jacket is expected to be about $150.  Any excess we have from this fundraiser will go towards the jackets.

Thanks for your help with this!

 

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23 hours ago, UND Fan said:

We are at $7,930 so will likely hit our goal this afternoon.  Thank you again for your donations.

The last couple of years we hit our initial goal quickly (not as quick as this year's 3 days) and then raised the target for another purpose.  Last fall, we started with helmet caps and then added specialized knee pads for offensive linemen.  We surpassed the $12,000 objective and funded both needs.  We are not going to raise the objective this year - but you may have the opportunity to help again in a couple of months.  

As of now, it appears that this year's season will begin in late February.  While many MVC schools have indoor football facilities, some do not.  This will create a need  for 70-75 jackets for players  to wear over their pads if the schedule remains as it is today.  The program feels it is appropriate to provide the players with "UND" jackets for these games but also feels it is important that the team looks good in person or on TV for recruiting purposes.  Having a hodge-podge of different jackets to keep players warm certainly would not look good.  The cost per jacket is expected to be about $150.  Any excess we have from this fundraiser will go towards the jackets.

Thanks for your help with this!

 

Maybe the team won't be needing new jackets:  https://www.inforum.com/bison-media-zone/mens-sports/football/6670101-Valley-may-alter-spring-football-schedule-to-make-use-of-dome-stadiums

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A note from Bubba:

"Thank you to all of you for your generous contribution to Let's Help Bubba #5!  We reached the goal and will be purchasing the computers and software support to create four permanent upgraded viewing stations in Starcher Hall.  These stations will improve our teaching/learning environment.  The areas will be used for groups ranging from 10-12 players along with coaches.  Examples of groups include Offense, Defense, & Special Teams units and this allows to break the groups into smaller units for example; front seven on defense or all offensive players minus the Oline.  These video sessions will include practice review, game review, and opponent study.  Thanks again for your continued support!"
 
Bubba
 
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Wow - I hadn't checked the donation website this morning - we are up to $8,900!  Thanks! 

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Lets get some more jackets for the players to look consistent and professional for the recruits!  Also, this will keep the players warm on the sidelines and ready to go in and perform at a high level! 

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