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Giving Back – Service Challenge Award Winners

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[text_output]Ever since women’s basketball head coach Maren Walseth stepped foot onto campus at NDSU, her goal has been to rebuild a once-dominant basketball program and get her team involved with the Fargo-Moorhead community as much as possible. 

“I really feel like it’s our responsibility to support the community,” said Walseth after completing her first year as head coach. “Coming in, I knew the team had done some community involvement prior, but I thought we should ramp it up and continue to do that more. The players were so excited and came to me with a list of things to do.”

 

That list included bagging 420 bags of food for the Cass Clay Backpack Program, volunteering at TNT Kids’ Fitness, serving water to runners at the Fargo Marathon and reading to kids at local elementary schools.

The women’s basketball team collected enough hours to win the Bison Service Award Challenge at NDSU, which is a friendly competition between groups on campus that include athletic teams, fraternity and sorority life, residence halls, and student organizations. 

The Bison Service Challenge recorded 31,259 hours this year, which helped save community partners $747,715.28. [/text_output]

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