Gus Bradley
LA Chargers Defensive Coordinator

A major fundraising event for athletic scholarships at the University of Mary, the inaugural Marauders Fest extravaganza opens with a banquet and auction featuring NFL coach Gus Bradley and includes events for alumni, fans and community members of all ages on June 21-23 throughout the Bismarck-Mandan community.

Festivities begin June 21 with an evening banquet and auction featuring Bradley, Defensive Coordinator for the Los Angeles Chargers of the NFL. Activities will continue throughout the weekend, with a Golf Tournament on Friday, a Poker Run on Saturday, and much more. Events are scheduled throughout the Bismarck-Mandan community and at the University of Mary, where the public can experience the new and exciting changes on a growing campus.

University of Mary
Athletic Director, Dale Lennon

“We hope this inaugural event begins a new Marauders Fest tradition for years to come,” said Marauders Athletic Director Dale Lennon. “Join us in fellowship and friendly competition as we come together to cheer on the Marauders and look forward to the bright future of University of Mary athletics!”

Gus Bradley
LA Chargers Defensive Coordinator talks with Players during game between Los Angeles Chargers and the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. The Chargers won 28-6.

The Marauders Fest Banquet kicks off the three-day celebration on Thursday, June 21, with Bradley as guest speaker. The event begins with a social at 5:30 pm with a dinner at 6:30 pm, and will take place at the University of Mary at Founders Hall, inside the new Lumen Vitae University Center. The evening also includes live and silent auctions.

Friday, June 22, Marauders Fest activities include a golf tournament at the Prairie West Golf Course, a FootGolf Tournament at the Mandan Municipal Golf Course, a Sporting Clay Shoot at Capital City Sporting Clays and a 5K Run,10K Run, and 5K Fun Walk on the University of Mary.

Marauders Fest concludes on Saturday, June 23, with a Poker Run that begins at the University of Mary campus.

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