The Fond du Lac Noon Optimist Club recently presented a $1,500 check to the UW-Fond du Lac Athletics Department.
The donation was from the proceeds of the club’s food booth at the 2013 Fond du Lac County Fair in partnership with UW-Fond du Lac and B104.7 radio station.
UW-Fond du Lac faculty, staff, students and alumni volunteered to work in the booth throughout the five-day fair held July 17-21. In exchange, the club helps support athletics at the campus with this donation.
“This is the third year in a row that we teamed up with the Noon Optimists and B104.7 to run the Fond du Lac County Fair stand,” said Lee Watson, athletic director and health and exercise science professor. “We have used the proceeds in the past to help purchase new women’s basketball uniforms, a new scorer’s table, new baseball batting cage and other much needed items for our athletic department.”
The funds for the athletic department are administered through the UW-Fond du Lac Foundation.