DICKINSON, N.D. – Dickinson State University baseball wrapped up its "Rent-A-Hawk" fundraiser over the weekend.
Blue Hawk players went out in the Dickinson community and performed various outdoor projects. Players raked yards, cleaned windows, painted, washed cars, moved furniture and other items, and other odds-n-ends jobs.
"We chose to do a Rent-A-Hawk day to help out members of our community who needed help with fall clean-up and winter preparation," Head Coach Jason Watson said. "Part of being a Dickinson State University Blue Hawk is giving back to the community that supports you day in and day out."
Payment was in the form of a free will donation that will go directly to Dickinson State University Baseball.
"We had a great time with the two Rent a Hawks, Chas [Allen] and Colton [Paulsen] that were assigned to us," Lois Myran from Taylor, N.D. said. "Polite, hard-working, and willing. They did a lot of fall clean-up work for us. What a great program. We would certainly like to see this program continue."
"Ryan [Risse] and Josh [Schuller] and the Rent-a-Hawk program worked out great at our home," Carol Degenstein of Dickinson said. "The young men were friendly, courteous and worked very hard. I truly appreciate their help and enjoyed visiting with them."
The Blue Hawks will open their season on February 27, against Minnesota-Crookston in Beatrice, Kansas.