The Dakota State men’s basketball team recently received a donation of $34,000 from Seizing South Dakota to be used for additional recruitment funds.
Seizing South Dakota was created in the interest of bringing South Dakota athletes to Dakota State to continue their athletic careers in the men’s basketball program. Doug Sims, Tom Burg, and Tim Begeman worked together to form the group, which raised money through members committing funds, holding raffles, and running youth basketball tournaments with local partners.
During the group’s years of activity, they raised over $132,000 for the men’s basketball team.
As the Trojan Athletic Club has continued to grow and successfully raise funds for all athletic programs, Seizing South Dakota has stepped back from its fundraising efforts. In doing so they have donated the remaining funds in their account to the men’s basketball team.
DSU Men’s Basketball coach Gary Garner says he appreciates the support the team has received from Seizing South Dakota. He adds the team will use the funds over the next two or three years to give more scholarships for the basketball program.