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Frost, Hoiberg, Moos to Tour Nebraska, Areas Impacted by Flooding

April 18, 2019
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They’re calling it the Big Red Blitz.

On Thursday, May 30, three of the most recognizable figures in the state of Nebraska — Athletic Director Bill Moos, football head coach Scott Frost and basketball head coach Fred Hoiberg — along with members of their staff will be touring the state and visiting areas directly impacted by last month’s devastating flooding.

Stops are scheduled in Norfolk, Fremont and at the Strategic Air Command Museum just outside Ashland. Each will last roughly 90 minutes and include a short program, giving fans a chance to hear from Frost, Hoiberg and Moos. All three men will be in attendance at all three locations during the day. Fans will also have a chance to interact with other coaches and Nebraska staff during the events.

“In Nebraska our greatest resource is our people. That has never been more evident than citizens and communities coming together with great resilience after the devastating March floods,” Moos said in a release. “We hope our Nebraska coaches and staff heading out to parts of the state that were affected will help play a small part in the continued healing and recovery.”

Norfolk                

  • Time: 12:30 p.m.
  • Location: Divots Conference Center, 4200 W Norfolk Ave., Norfolk, NE 68701
  • Admission: Free, Admittance details to come (800 capacity)

Fremont

  • Time: 3:30 p.m.
  • Location: Christensen Field Arena, 1914 Christensen Field Rd., Fremont, NE 68025
  • Admission: Free, Admittance details to come (800 capacity)

SAC Museum

  • Time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Strategic Air Command Museum, 28210 W Park Hwy, Ashland, NE 68003, in the Restoration Hangar
  • Admission: $20, tickets available here (1,000 capacity)

This is the latest outreach effort the Husker athletic department has done in the wake of March’s flooding. Through donations taken during Husker basketball’s NIT game against Butler, sales of “One State, One Heartbeat” t-shirts, and donations taken at Nebraska’s April 13 spring game, the University raised $162,200 for disaster relief.

According to a report from NPR, the flooding affected three-fourths of Nebraska’s 93 counties and caused $1.3 billion in damages.

 
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