Join BSU for Community Appreciation Day Sept. 3
Friday, August 28, 2015
Join BSU for Community Appreciation Day Sept. 3

BEMIDJI, Minn. –  Bemidji State University will host its 10th Annual Community Appreciation Day from 4:30-7 p.m. Sept. 3 on the lake side areas of the BSU campus. Free food samples courtesy of local businesses, games for youth, meet BSU student-athletes and join with friends and neighbors to celebrate our community.

The event, which is open to the public at no charge, is a way for BSU to say “thank you” to the residents of Bemidji and the surrounding communities for all they do to support the university.

Sponsored by Paul Bunyan Communications, Community Appreciation Day will feature “A Taste of BSU” featuring an array of food items from local restaurants and organizations.

There will also be an opportunity to “Meet the Beavers.” Fans of all ages can meet student-athletes from BSU’s 15 varsity intercollegiate sports as student-athletes lead a number of interactive games. In addition, Bucky the Beaver will be available for pictures and visitors can peruse dozens of booths from various campus departments and clubs as well as local businesses and organizations.

Stick around after the event to watch the BSU soccer team officially get the 2015-16 athletic season underway as it hosts University of Minnesota Crooskton at Chet Anderson Stadium. The match, which is also free to the general public, will begin at 7 p.m.

Free shuttle bus service from the parking lots at Bangsberg Hall and the John Glas Fieldhouse will begin at 4:15 p.m. Guests parking in the Bangsberg parking lot are encouraged to use the lakefront trail to reach the event.

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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).