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NDSU fundraiser event set to support Fargo Davies student

NDSU students from two colleges are going head-to-head in the fourth annual “Battle of the Cents-es” penny war to see who can raise more money to benefit a local high school student.

The Ambassadors from the NDSU College of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Sciences and NDSU College of Engineering will each raise funds from Feb. 3 to Feb. 7 for Fargo Davies senior Lexi Bolstad. Bolstad suffered major injuries in a GEM car accident last August.

A collection booth will be set up in the Memorial Union from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day of the event. Additional collection sites will be set up in the buildings of each college.

All coins count positively toward team totals and paper money counts negatively towards team totals. All donations are welcome.

The student groups have previously selected charities related to the careers they are pursuing. The Cullen Children’s Foundation, Minot State University Flood Families Fund and Habitat for Humanity have received support.

Last year, the event raised money to assist former NDSU women’s basketball player Hannah Linz. At the time, Linz was undergoing cancer treatment.

Bolstad, a standout track and field and basketball athlete at Fargo Davies, continues to rehabilitate from a severe brain injury.

For more information about the Battle of the Cents-es, contact engineering ambassador Ryan David at or pharmacy ambassador Maris Rittgers at

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