SignUp
Sport Page
All food items will be donated to area families of need.
SAAC Food Drive nets more than 2,500 food items
Text smallerText larger
Updated: Monday 11/16/2012 09:45:20 (ET)
by Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
Send this article to a friend Print RSS Shop
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The University of North Dakota's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), in conjunction with the UND Mortar Board, collected over 2,500 non-perishable food items during its fifth annual food drive on Tuesday evening.

For the second year in a row, more than 220 student-athletes participated in the two-hour food drive that involved door-to-door collection throughout the Grand Forks and East Grand Forks communities.

"The generosity both of these communities showed on Tuesday was amazing, and will go a long way in providing Thanksgiving meals for area families in need," said Stacy Bjorlie, UND athletics academic services coordinator.

The food collected will allow UND Mortar Board to fill Thanksgiving "Turkey" Baskets that will be distributed to area families in need on Nov. 17.

"It's truly rewarding to see the community and student-athletes helping others in such a meaningful way," said UND SAAC President and junior volleyball player Ronni Munkeby. "This food drive shows what Thanksgiving and the holiday season are truly about and it's wonderful to see the amount of people who participated."

"The Turkey Basket Drive is not successful without the support of the campus and the community and we are extremely grateful that the UND student-athletes have chosen it as one of their projects," said UND Mortar Board representative Jasmin Boger.

NCHC unveils 2014-15 conference schedule
GRAND FORKS, N.D. The National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC), which completed its first year of existence in 2013-14, announced today its 96-game conference schedule for the 2014-15... MORE
UND heads to sunny Arizona for Big Sky Championship
The North Dakota women's golf team wants to leave a better impression on its fellow Big Sky golf teams and perform better on the course at the Ocotillo Golf Resort in what will be its second... MORE
Coleman signs NLI to play for UND in 2014-15
University of North Dakota head men's basketball coach Brian Jones announced on Wednesday that Josiah Coleman has signed a National Letter of Intent to begin playing for his program next season. MORE
Tippett to lead Canada at 2014 World Championship
Hockey Canada announced today that former University of North Dakota standout and current Phoenix Coyotes head coach Dave Tippett will serve as head coach for Team Canada at the upcoming 2014... MORE
Goalie Gothberg gloves NCHC monthly honors
GRAND FORKS, N.D. University of North Dakota sophomore goaltender Zane Gothberg has been named National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) Player of the Month for March/April, the conference... MORE

advertisement