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Howling Pack auction to benefit USD student athletes

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University of South Dakota’s Howling Pack, which provides support for student-athlete scholarships, is hosting Calling All Coyotes, a red-tie fundraiser set for 6-10:30 p.m. April 4 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center, 1101 N. West Ave.

In addition to hors d’oeuvres, dinner and live music by the Hegg Brothers, the event will feature both a live and silent auction.

Items up for bid range from getaways to Nantucket Island and the Masters Tournament and a trip to see the Final Four to fitness club memberships, concert tickets and Coyote memorabilia.

Tickets are $75 per person or $500 for a table of eight. They are available online at or by calling (605) 624-5714 by March 28.

The event is sponsored by CorTrust Bank. Calling All Coyotes proceeds will benefit USD student-athlete scholarships.

For additional information, contact Jon Schemmel, associate athletic director for development, USDF, (605) 659-4544,; or Jessi McCloy, assistant director of development, USDF, (605) 624-5714, (605) 624-605 624-57(


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 78 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

This material is available in an alternate format upon request. Please contact University Relations at 605-677-5759. If you are a person with a disability and need a special accommodation to fully participate in any university activity or event, please contact Disability Services at 605-677-6389 as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the event, so that appropriate arrangements may be made.


Hanna DeLange
USD News