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Women's basketball team becomes “Blanketeers”

Dec. 02, 2013 11:04 AM | Author: Mark Potts, Sports Information Director
The Viking women's basketball team made 19 blankets Sunday that will be donated to area kids in need.

The Viking women's basketball team made 19 blankets Sunday that will be donated to area kids in need.  

The Valley City State women's basketball players traded in their sneakers and shorts for fleece and scissors on Sunday, donating their time to make blankets for area children in need.

The VCSU women have donated those handmade blankets to the Project Linus organization, which seeks to provide love, security, warmth and comfort to children who are┬áseriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.”

With the help of Norene Baeth, Project Linus–Fargo/Eastern North Dakota Chapter coordinator, the VCSU women's basketball team made 19 blankets that will be distributed throughout the eastern North Dakota area to kids in need.

Blankets are collected locally and distributed to children in hospitals, shelters, social service agencies, or anywhere that a child might be in need of a big hug. Since 1998, Project Linus has delivered more than 4.7 million blankets.

For more information on Project Linus visit www.projectlinus.org.
Sierra Even, left, and Erika Ettl work on a blanket Sunday for Project Linus.

Sierra Even, left, and Erika Ettl work on a blanket Sunday for Project Linus. 

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