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    We are coming off the eighth stinging defeat to NDSU in football. I thought it would be interesting to do some discussion about these two booster clubs.

    First SDSU Jackrabbit Club, I don't have an official date when it was formed, but I do recall a listing in the football program from the mid 1950's so it could have started as early as 1950 as the official date that NDSU lists as it official origin date. I do recall that they had a dollar a month program where each member gave a dollar a month. In the late 1980's I recall seeing numbers like $350,000 being raised for the Jackrabbit Club. Since the move to D1 this amount has increased several times over the 350K. The most recent SDBOR 2013 report shows $1,583,000 being raised. This number I would hope has since increased. I have no idea where we stand as of 2015.

    The Team Makers as the statement from their website states was started in 1950. One interesting things I have read in the Bison Game program was that prior to 1963, the then president of NDSU did not want people begging the business community for donations. In 1962, NDSU went 0-10 and apparently the business community said enough is enough. Bob Danielson one of Ralph Ginn's best assistants was running a very underfunded Bison program and Bob got fired as did that narrow thinking president. He was replaced by a president who was dedicated to winning. After 1963 the Bison became unbeatable and its been that way since. The rest is history. However the Team Makers had their long sought after freedom to go out raise funds and that they done just that. I have not be able to find exact dollar amounts but on GOBISON there is a picture of a huge check given to the NDSU Athletic Department for $3,285,000. I suspect the picture is not much older than 2013. So if you compare these two numbers, the Jackrabbit Club has its work cut out for them.
    A Quote in bold from the Team Makers website:
    The NDSU Team Makers Club was established in 1950 by a group of local business leaders who recognized the need for a community-based support group to benefit Bison Athletics. Team Makers is a non-profit organization committed to raising scholarship money for student-athletes and assisting them in earning degrees for a successful future.

    Here is one wrinkle that is not going on in Brookings but is big in Fargo.

    Charitable Gaming
    Team Makers conducts charitable gaming in accordance with the North Dakota Games of Chance Laws and Administrative Rules. Team Makers currently offers games of chance at the Holiday Inn, Lucky 13 and Fargodome in Fargo and Hooligans in West Fargo. All proceeds from gaming go directly to athletic scholarships. In accordance with Section 99-01.3-02-03 (4), all information and records regarding the conduct of Team Makers charitable gaming are available for review at our gaming offices by appointment (701-277-9271).



    They currently have a system to sell raffle tickets called 50/50. If you buy $20 worth of raffle tickets or at fifty cents each, 10 dollars goes to scholarships and 10 dollars goes to the winning raffle ticket. They have managed to raise as much as $28,000 in raffle ticket sales per game, plus they have ticket outlet at the Holiday Inn Casino in Fargo. The Case study mentioned gives all the details.

    http://fifty.pointstreak.com/pdf/CaseStudy_NDSU.pdf

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    Default Re: Team Makers vs Jackrabbit Club

    One question that I did not offer as part of the initial post is: Would raffles of the nature offered by NDSU be legal in South Dakota?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nidaros View Post
    One question that I did not offer as part of the initial post is: Would raffles of the nature offered by NDSU be legal in South Dakota?
    There are 50/50 raffles at many high school events. It seems likely they are legal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldHare View Post
    There are 50/50 raffles at many high school events. It seems likely they are legal.
    Okay then, I had thought that maybe this is the reason that they have not held them at SDSU, not legal.
    Last edited by Nidaros; 10-06-2015 at 01:40 PM.

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    50/50 raffles aren't what make the Team Makers a juggernaut. It's good money and nothing to be sneezed at but they are successful at getting all of Fargo (120,000 population?) behind NDSU athletics. They've been good at it for a long time and they've had some very tangible results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SUPERBUNNY View Post
    50/50 raffles aren't what make the Team Makers a juggernaut. It's good money and nothing to be sneezed at but they are successful at getting all of Fargo (120,000 population?) behind NDSU athletics. They've been good at it for a long time and they've had some very tangible results.

    SUPERBUNNY
    I did not fall off a load of turnips. Their raffles are impressive earning 28,000 per game times 9 times counting playoff games which equals 252 thousand dollars that SDSU does not have. Is it any wonder we have lost 8 straight games?
    Last edited by Nidaros; 10-06-2015 at 08:19 PM.

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    Default Re: Team Makers vs Jackrabbit Club

    Quote Originally Posted by Nidaros View Post
    I did not just come into town on a load of turnips, their raffles are impressive earning 28,000 per game times 9 times counting playoff games which equals 252 thousand dollars that SDSU does not have. Is it any wonder we have lost 8 straight games?
    I'm down with the 50/50 they raise a ton of money at the races I go to in IA every Summer

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