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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
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
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