MSU football team loses funding, fundraises on their own

After another losing season, the Montana State University Football Team has lost its funding. The team was 4-7 this season (although it should be noted that one of those wins was over the University of Montana Grizzlies), and the school has decided to cut funding as a result. In order to raise the money needed for the team and for the upcoming season, the football team has decided to do their own fundraising.

The team has already held both a bake sale and a car wash, but these events had a lower attendance than the MSU student section at home football games. They will be putting on each fundraising event again this weekend, and are hoping for a higher turnout this time. With these fundraising events, the team is hoping to raise the money needed to pay for travel expenses, equipment and coach compensation, among other things.

The bake sale will take place April 1 at 10 a.m. in the SUB Union Market. The team will be making homemade baked goods, including cupcakes, cookies and brownies to sell for $1 each. The men will each be cooking their own baked good to sell, and, since this is their second bake sale, the goodies will [hopefully] taste better.

The car wash will take place at 3 p.m. in the stadium parking lot. The team is charging $15 per car, and will continue until dark. Like the bake sale, they have more experience going into this second car wash and the team promises satisfaction to every customer. Donations are accepted and encouraged.

“We’re expecting a big turnout at the upcoming events,” Head Football Coach Chet Jacket said. “We’re hoping to be more successful at fundraising than we are on the field.”

Other upcoming fundraisers put on by the team include a talent show, a walkathon and a silent auction, with times and dates of each to be determined.