The athletic departments of The University of South Dakota and Augustana College combined for a joint fund-raising effort in the week leading up to the Coyote-Vikings football game on Saturday, Oct. 21, with all monies raised by this effort being donated to the "Benefit Fund for Mike Freidel."
The final total raised through the two school's combined efforts totalled $14,830. "This was truly an amazing experience to be a part of," said USD Athletics Development Officer Dan Hanna.
Freidel suffered head trauma as well as injuries to his left eye and arm during an accident suffered this summer. Those who wish to still make donations are encouraged to still do so. Checks should be made payable to the "Benefit Fund for Mike Freidel" and can be donated at any Wells Fargo location.