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Kvidt gives back to softball program [UPDATED]

Published 9:41am Friday, February 21, 2014 Updated 11:46am Friday, February 21, 2014

When Bell State Bank and Trust employee Lori Kvidt was considering where to donate her Pay It Forward program, the city softball fields seemed like a good fit.

“All my kids used the fields growing up,” Kvidt said. “It’s nice to be able to give back.”

Employees of the Bell State Bank and Trust Fergus Falls branch gave $9,600 toward the city softball fields at DeLagoon Park. The money will help replace a fence at one of the fields, which will be renamed Bell State Bank and Trust Field.

“It’s nice to see this donation in particular, because it doesn’t take a lot of money to get a kid involved in softball,” Council member Anthony Hicks said.

Stanislawski said he thought of the idea of donating to help the softball field after speaking to his neighbor, Parks and Recreation director Steve Plaza.

“After we talked, I spoke to the employees, and it seemed like it made sense to go this route,” Stanislawski said.

The donation toward the softball field is among the $30,000 in local annual donations Bell State Bank and Trust employees have provided through the bank’s Pay It Forward program. The program has donated $160,000 to individual and charitable causes in Fergus Falls over the past six years Bell State Bank and Trust has had a branch in Fergus Falls.


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