Dickinson State Men’s Basketball Team Give Back

Dickinson State Men’s Basketball Team Give Back

DICKINSON, ND- The Dickinson State University Men's Basketball team has donated two boxes of game balls to two organizations.

The Dickinson State University Men's basketball program had a team meeting on Aug 30th to discuss various way they could have a positive impact on a wide range of social and cultural concerns locally and around the country.

"We encouraged the young men in our program, if you have a concern in your heart express it, and then do something in a positive manner to help make a difference,"  said Head Coach Justin Wetzel.

The NAIA made a change from using Rawlings basketballs to using Spalding basketballs, this gave Senior forward Reggie Fields Jr and Head Coach Justin Wetzel an idea to donate the old basketballs.  Wetzel and Fields found two appropriate organizations to donate the basketballs to; one box of balls to a YMCA in Charlotte, North Carolina and a box of basketballs to C.O.P.S (Concern Of Police Survivors), an organization providing help to families of officers who have died in the line of duty.

"We wanted to make a positive change in the community and especially the youth" said Fields Jr.

Photo taken by Dickinson Press Sports Writer, Samuel Evers.