November 15, 2020

Like ANOTHER big-time clutch two-minute drill, Comets fans have come through!

For a second time, Mayville State University alumni and friends have stepped up in a big way to exceed the challenge of an anonymous donor who agreed to match all gifts to football scholarships, up to a total of $20,000. The challenge was issued in mid-September and gifts needed to be committed by Nov. 7, 2020. Together, they raised the $20,000 and more! Combined with the matching funds, a total of $41,360 was raised for football scholarships.

“An anonymous $20,000 steps up for a second time and donors hitting that mark for a second time is strong proof that Mayville State Football is on the right track,” said MSU Foundation Executive Director Dr. Lon Jorgensen. “The White Hats organization that supports Comets Football has grown from 49 member donors just a couple of years ago to more than 100 this year.”

The influx of scholarship funding raised in the challenge will assist Comets Head Football Coach Rocky Larson and his staff as they work to recruit and retain quality student athletes for the MSU Comets football team in the fall of 2021. The scholarships will be a big boost as Coach Larson and his staff work to keep Comets Football moving in the right direction.

“As a staff and a team, we are overwhelmed and extremely grateful for the support we have from our community, alumni, and friends,” said Rocky Larson. “We will continue to work to put a positive product on the field for our fans.”