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Burger King Corporation recently donated $10,000 to Black Hills State University in the name of athlete Ryan Remington.

The presentation was made during halftime ceremonies of the BHSU vs. University of Sioux Falls football game last weekend. The money will be deposited in the university's general athletic scholarship fund.

Remington, a free safety for the Yellow Jacket football team, carries a 3.8 grade-point average as an elementary education major with a minor in physical education. He is an NAIA Scholar Athlete, three-year letter winner, athletic scholarship recipient, and five semester dean's list honoree. The BH senior from Groton is also involved with his school and community as a resident hall assistant, church youth-group leader, Fellowship of Christian Athletes leader, and coach of a summer baseball team. He also started a summer flag football program and helps with the university's annual kid's carnival.

Developed to foster the pursuit of athletic and academic excellence while encouraging social awareness and community service, the Burger King College Football Scholarship Program is the single largest corporate commitment of its kind to the sport of college football. Now in its fifth year the program has already donated a total of $4.3 million in college scholarships funds to 211 colleges and universities. This year the company's contribution will be $5.3 million.

Eighty scholar athletes will be honored this fall with four finalists selected to receive an additional $25,000 from Burger King for their school's general scholarship fund. An overall winner will be announced in December with the player's school receiving $100,000 for the general scholarship fund.

Burger King Scholar Athlete Ryan Remington, a free safety on the Black Hills State football team, was presented with a $10,000 check in his honor to Black Hills State's athletic scholarship fund. Remington was recognized for his accomplishments on and off the field. Accepting the award for the university were, left, Dave Little, athletic director, Myles Kennedy, Yellow Jacket Foundation president, Steve Meeker, institutional advancement director, and BHSU President Thomas Flickema. Presenting the check were Burger King representatives, right, Brad Hanson, Jeff Oliver, Jason Schander, and Lachel McCollar.

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