Since its inception, The Summit League has made it a priority to provide an opportunity to give back to the communities in which each institution resides. In 2009, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee created the #SummitFoodFight collecting food and monetary donations for local food pantries.

The success of #SummitFoodFight has been overwhelming and continues to grow each year. Since 2009, over 855,000 pounds of food has been donated on behalf of the league members. 

Feeding South Dakota

The Summit League Partners with Feeding South Dakota

The Summit League has once again partnered with Feeding South Dakota to provide an opportunity for fans to donate non-perishable food, and/or cash donations, during the 2020 Summit Leauge Basketball Championships at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center on March 7-10. All proceeds from the event will directly benefit the local food pantries.

Fans can bring their non-perishable food donations each day of the 2020 Basketball Championships and drop them into the Feeding South Dakota bins near the merchandise area on the main concourse level.  Fans will also have the chance to enter a raffle for a chance to win a set of two (2) all-session tickets to the 2021 Summit League Basketball Championships!#  Volunteers from Feeding South Dakota will be available for more information at their promotional table located in the main concourse on Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8. 

If you are unable to attend the 2020 tournament, you can donate directly to the Feeding South Dakota initiative by visiting the YouGiveGoods site here. The YouGiveGoods site allows the opportunity to shop directly for items of need and will be delivered directly to Feeding South Dakota.

Thank you for your support of the #SummitFoodFight initiative!


The Summit League members are excited to continue the tradition into 2019-20 with several opportunities for friends and families to donate.



Event (Home vs. Away)

October 31, 2019

Oral Roberts Women's Soccer vs. South Dakota

November 3, 2019

South Dakota Volleyball vs. University of Denver

November 12, 2019

North Dakota State Volleyball vs. North Dakota

November 15, 2019

Purdue University-Fort Wayne Volleyball vs. South Dakota State

November 17, 2019

Western Illinois Volleyball vs. Denver


University of Nebraska Omaha Volleyball vs South Dakota State

January 18, 2020

University of South Dakota Women's Basketball vs. South Dakota State


North Dakota State Men's Basketball vs North Dakota

January 24, 2020 South Dakota State Women's Basketball vs. North Dakota State
February 1, 2020

Western Illinois Men's Basketball vs. South Dakota State


Purdue University- Fort Wayne Men's Basketball vs North Dakota State

February 2, 2020 University of Nebraska-Omaha Men's Basketball vs South Dakota
February 8, 2020 University of Denver Women's Basketball vs. Purdue Ft. Wayne
February 15, 2020 Oral Roberts Men's Basketball vs. South Dakota
February 16, 2020 South Dakota State Men's Basketball vs. Purdue Ft. Wayne
February 20, 2020 Denver Men's Basketball vs. Oral Roberts
March 27, 2020 University of North Dakota Women's Tennis vs. South Dakota
April 4, 2020 University of North Dakota Tennis vs. University of Nebraska- Omaha


 If you are unable to attend the events above, consider donating on behalf of your respective institution.


University of Denver

University of North Dakota

North Dakota State University

University of Nebraska-Omaha

Oral Roberts University

Purdue Ft. Wayne University

University of South Dakota

South Dakota State University

Western Illinois University


Entry Deadline:
Sunday, March 8, 2020, at 11:30 PM (Central Time) Drawing Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Prize: Winner will receive two All-Session Tickets to the 2021 Summit League Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center.  Winner will be contacted shortly after the drawing, in order to claim a prize.  Tickets and passes will be available for distribution by March 1, 2021Eligibility: To be eligible to enter, you must be at least 18 years or older and a legal U.S. resident. Employees of The Summit League, its member institutions, participating student-athletes, and immediate family members are not eligible to win. Employees of Feeding South Dakota and members of the immediate family or household of each are not eligible. The immediate family member is defined as a spouse, parent, child, sibling and their spouses or any person residing in the same household as an employee or student-athlete. Conditions: All entries become the property of The Summit League, who reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.  Prize not redeemable for cash or any other prize. Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission of The Summit League and its agents to use winner’s name and/or likeness for advertising and publicity purposes, without further compensation, except where prohibited by law.  By entering, all entrants agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless The Summit League from any claim, injury, damage, liability or loss that may occur, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from the participation in this contest and/or from the acceptance, receipt and/or use of any prize or any travel or activity related to the receipt of use of any prize.