MSU receives check from BSU during "Beaver Bash"
Bemidji State University President Richard Hanson presented a check for more than $1,900 to Minot State University President David Fuller Aug. 25 during the third-quarter break of the "Beaver Bash" football game in Bemidji, Minn.
The funds were collected at the game and earlier that day at BSUís sixth annual Appreciation Day. The event is BSUís way of thanking residents of Bemidji and the surrounding communities for their support of the university.
This year, in addition to free food, games, face painting and dozens of information booths, the BSU Foundation solicited donations for the MSU Flood Families Fund.
Joe Czapiewski, director of development for the BSU Foundation, said the university has a strong affinity for MSU and wanted to do "something more" to assist with Minot flood recovery efforts. In addition to having the same mascot, BSU and MSU share family ties. Rich Jahner, BSU assistant head football coach and defensive coordinator, is a 1988 MSU alumnus and his son, Trace, is currently a sophomore defensive back for the MSU Beavers.