Fifth Annual Mascot Challenge Set for Saturday, Dec. 1
Release: November 30, 2012
FARGO, N.D. - The North Dakota State athletic department along with Minnesota State Moorhead and Concordia College are excited to announce their partnership to compete in the fifth annual Mascot Challenge benefitting The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign.
Concordia's The Kernel, MSU Moorhead's Scorch and NDSU's Thundar will each have a kettle and compete to see who can raise the most funds for The Salvation Army. The public is invited to come by and 'vote' for their favorite mascot by putting funds in their kettle. The mascots will also pose for pictures with guests.
The event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at Scheels on 45th St. S in Fargo. The mascots will be present from 10 a.m. until noon, and student-athletes will ring the bells until 3 p.m.
"The Mascot Challenge is a wonderful, fun-filled and creative way for the athletic departments of our local colleges to raise funds for The Salvation Army," said The Salvation Army's Captain Bill Mealy. "We are so grateful for their efforts."
The Salvation Army relies on community support to provide numerous programs and services to those in need. In fact, The Army receives more financial support from the general public than any other charity in America. The funds raise during the Mascot Challenge will help to reach the $825,000 goal set for this year's kettle campaign.