Minot State Beavers FC, Bravera Bank sign sponsorship deal

MINOT, N.D. – Minot State University is proud to announce Bravera Bank has signed a three-year agreement to become a premier sponsor for the MSU men’s club soccer team.

Minot State University Beavers FC was announced in March as an official club team at Minot State and will begin play in the Great Plains Soccer Conference (GPSC) and the NIRSA Region 5 in the fall.

“Soccer has been the fastest growing sports discipline in the United States, and Minot State is vigorously addressing this opportunity with creation of this new soccer team,” said Jacek Mrozik, Minot State vice president for enrollment, marketing, and outreach. “We are very happy to partner with Bravera that will secure the future growth of our men’s soccer program and enable us to compete at the highest level.”

The three-year deal will include jersey recognition, signage, and an annual youth coaches and player clinic — The Bravera Bank Youth Coaches and Players Clinic. The clinic will be provided by MSU’s coaching staff and players free of charge on an annual basis to local youth and their coaches.

“Bravera is honored to be involved in bringing men’s club soccer to Minot State University,” said Kelly Perrin, regional president, Bravera Bank. “This is an asset to MSU and Minot. We are excited to watch the players develop as a team while supporting our community and area youth.”

Minot State Beavers FC named its coaching staff for the 2023 season including head coach Jason Spain and assistant coach Simon Conrad. The inaugural schedule features 12 regular season games, including the team’s first ever home game against North Dakota State University on Sept. 2. The team plans to announce a full roster and complete schedule with  times and locations in August.

“I want to thank Bravera for their generous gift to help us get off the ground,” Spain added. “We will make Bravera, Minot State, and the Minot community proud. We will play harder than any team you have ever seen. I promise.”

With roots dating back to 1909, Bravera Bank is an employee- and director-owned company of advisors who help build the financial strength, stability, and growth of every community they belong. The three Bravera entities — Bravera Bank, Bravera Insurance, and Bravera Wealth — have 27 locations in 19 communities in North Dakota, Minnesota, and Montana.


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Sept. 9 Augustana University at Minot State Beavers FC
Sept. 16 Minot State Beavers FC at Augustana University
Sept. 23 Minot State Beavers FC at University of North Dakota
Sept. 24 University of North Dakota at Minot State Beavers FC
Sept. 30 Minot State Beavers FC at Wayne State College
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Oct. 7 Minot State Beavers FC at Minnesota State Moorhead
Oct. 8 Minot State Beavers FC at North Dakota State
Oct. 14 University of South Dakota at Minot State Beavers FC
Oct. 15  Wayne State College at Minot State Beavers FC
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Published: 07/20/23   

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