SiouxSports.com, established in 1994, is an online community for fans, media, families, participants and friends of Fighting Hawks athletics. SiouxSports.com members are proud of the great progress Coach Bubba Schweigert has made with the football program. Members hope to raise funds to address an important need.
Knee braces are essential to protect offensive lineman from injury. While knee injuries are always possible, UND wants to provide its athletes with the best braces available. Funds for these braces have been provided by an outside source in recent years. That source is no longer available and the expense was not included in the 2017 football budget.
In addition to protecting Fighting Hawk athletes, our use of the braces is a significant advantage in recruiting young offensive linemen. These prospects (and their parents) are pleased that UND provides their athletes with the best protection available. It can be the difference between the athlete choosing UND over another offer.
The annual cost of purchasing these braces approaches $5,000. That will be our initial goal. Donating is fast and easy! We welcome any amount you can give…$25, $50, $100…whatever you can do will help the UND Fighting Hawk football team. All donations are tax deductible and are handled by the UND Alumni Association and Foundation, so it is safe and secure.