Photo By Nolan P. Schmidt
On January 25, Team Makers had their annual check presentation inside the Sanford Health Athletic Complex during a Bison men’s basketball game. The game, which resulted in a 82-70 NDSU victory over Denver, was halted at the under 16-minute media timeout. At that time, Team Makers Executive Director Derrick Land along with Team Makers President Chris Haugrud took center stage. Alongside NDSU Athletics Director Matt Larsen and NDSU President Dean Bresciani, Team Makers presented a $5.2 million check to NDSU Athletics.
“The Team Makers organization continues to be the standard-bearer for FCS annual giving programs,” said NDSU director of athletics Matt Larsen. “The collective investment in Bison Athletics through scholarships, cost of attendance, capital projects and other program excellence initiatives have helped propel and sustain NDSU as one of the best comprehensive athletics programs in the country. The future of Bison Athletics is very bright behind the support of these loyal fans and alumni and as we continue to grow in our Drive for Five.”
Team Makers saw cash donations increase to over $5.7 million dollars. Trade for goods and services totaled more than $486,000, in addition to more than $800,000 in other revenues with the total impact for Bison Athletics in 2019 surpassing a record $6.98 million dollars from 4,303 members.
Team Makers continues to help build athletic excellence at North Dakota State. Through fundraising, the group helps fund athletic scholarships for Bison student-athletes. This year, the total reached the $5.2 million number on the check. Team Makers, with their Drive For Five push for membership, is looking to increase that $5.2 million number in 2020.
Team Makers Hospitality, Texas Style
We know Team Makers has hospitality sites across the country, but where did you watch the FCS national championship game if you were not inside Toyota Stadium? There are several places to support the Bison down in Frisco!
2390 Parkwood Blvd, Frisco
Knockout Sports Bar – The Colony
5005 State Highway 121 #101, The Colony
5865 Kincaid Rd, Plano
5865 Kincaid Rd e8, Plano
Tight Ends Sports Bar
5584 State Highway 121, Plano
5800 Legacy Dr Suite C-11, Plano