Pride of Dakota sponsors UND football game

GRAND FORKS – More than 500 North Dakota companies will be backing the University of North Dakota football team when it takes the field against the Northern Colorado University, at 1 p.m., Saturday, at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks.

“Pride of Dakota is proud to sponsor this week's intercollegiate match-up,” said Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring.

Goehring will accept the game ball from UND athletic director Brian Faison during the first time-out on the field. He will also discuss the Pride of Dakota program during a halftime interview. The interview can be heard on the following radio stations:

  • 1130 AM, KBMR, Bismarck/Mandan;
  • 1410 AM, KDKT, Beulah;
  • 1240 AM KDLR, Devils Lake;
  • 970 AM, WDAY, Fargo;
  • 96.1 FM, KQHT, Grand Forks;
  • 95.7 FM, KNDK, Langdon;
  • 1390 AM, KRRZ, Minot;
  • 103.1 FM, KRVX, Valley City/Jamestown;
  • 101.1 FM, KDSR, Williston.

During the game, Pride of Dakota messages will be broadcast on the stadium's public address system, and a video will be shown on the Alerus Center's screens.

The first 500 people in the gate will each receive a green-and-white pom-pom with a Pride of Dakota logo. A halftime activity involving spectators is also planned.

The promotion is held in conjunction with the Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase, also at the Alerus Center.

The showcase is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday. Admission is $2 per adult, and includes a free, reusable shopping bag. Shoppers who bring their own reusable, cloth bag will receive $1 off admission. Parking is free for Showcase shoppers.

Administered by the Marketing and Information Division of the North Dakota Department of Agriculture, the Pride of Dakota program provides member companies with cooperative marketing and promotional events, such as in-store demonstrations, Pride of Dakota Day and the Holiday and Harvest Showcases. The program also provides educational opportunities and representation at regional, national and international marketing expositions. More than 500 North Dakota companies are Pride of Dakota members.