When the Wildfire take to the gridiron in Mott, N.D., this fall, their field will have a much-needed facelift, thanks to a contribution by Farmers Union Insurance (FUI) and Mott area FUI agent Brad Greff.
A new score clock, relocation of the crow’s nest that includes easier access, new lighting and a four-lane track are slated improvements. Greff, the voice of Wildfire football, said the improvements will be a godsend. “The score clock blinks off now. It’s old and it’s been out there a long time.”
Mott, the county seat of Hettinger County in southwestern North Dakota, is a hard-working farming community of about 700 people.
“We can’t express enough how appreciative our school district is for this sponsorship,” said Willie Thibault, Mott-Regent School District superintendent. “We haven’t had a track in 10 to 20 years. This will help us get over the hump. It’s just huge for the community.”
Over the next 10 years, the natural bowl-shaped field will be called the Farmers Union Sports Complex. Thibault said a future goal is to have bathrooms with running water as part of the complex.
“We’re glad to support Brad’s community involvement and achieve something the whole town can take pride in and enjoy,” said Kevin Ressler, chief sales, marketing & brand officer for FUI. “We’re all about strong rural communities.”
FUI is also the premier sponsor of the North Dakota High School Activities Association and the BEK Broadcasting Network which televises high school athletic competitions throughout North Dakota.