Beavers Basketball to recognize "It's a Slam Dunk, Don't Drive Drunk" Saturday

Beavers Basketball to recognize "It's a Slam Dunk, Don't Drive Drunk" Saturday
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Beavers Basketball to recognize

BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Over the past four years, the “It’s a Slam Dunk, Don’t Drive Drunk” campaign has raised awareness and secured signatures from over 30,000 fans pledging to drive responsibly. The Bemidji State University basketball programs will help further the cause Saturday, Jan. 28 during its games against Minnesota State University, Mankato in the fifth annual event.

“It’s a Slam Dunk, Don’t Drive Drunk”, which began in 2013, will commemorate Drake Bigler, the five-month-old son of Southwest Minnesota State University men’s basketball head coach Brad Bigler, who was killed by a drunk driver in 2012.

During the night, Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) members will be collecting signatures from fans pledging not to drive drunk.

The NSIC encourages fans to support this effort and to always drive responsibly.

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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).