On November 1, United Community Bank and Scheels teamed up to make a surprise visit to Philip Green, Minot State University football player, and award him as a Community Athlete Spotlight recipient.
Nominated by his football coach, Mike Aldrich, Green is well known for going above and beyond for the Minot community and his teammates.
Philip’s list of community involvement is lengthy and covers everything from the MSU United Way to assisting with the Dream Catchers team. The program that stood out the most, however, was the Mental Game Podcast, which Green started up with another teammate in February to help spread mental health awareness amongst athletes.
The efforts Philip has put into both the Minot community and spreading the message of mental health awareness, recently awarded him as a member of the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. Only 22 student athletes from around the country are selected to this team, and only 4 from the NCAA division II level.
“While not from the area, Philip has made Minot his home away from home for the last four years. So, for him to choose to give back as much as he does, whether it’s with the youth in the community or within our university, makes him an incredible representative of the MSU football team,” says Mike Aldrich, MSU football coach.
The surprise presentation took place at Prairie Sky Breads prior to the recording of the Mental Game Podcast. Green was recognized and presented with $500 in gift cards to Scheels ($250 to each Green and the Minot State University Football Team) and $1000 to the Minot State University Football Team from United Community Bank. Green will also receive a professional photo shoot and be displayed within the Minot Scheels and United Community Bank locations.
For more information or to nominate a community athlete, stop by the Minot Scheels or United Community Bank locations or visit https://www.ucbnd.bank/communityconnection/athlete/.