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Community rallies for Kusters family

November 17th, 2017 by Amanda Huggett

You may have seen the media stories about Lukas Kusters, the 10-year-old who made national news for his affection for Carson Wentz. ESPN originally aired a piece about the child’s wish to meet his favorite athlete. Thankfully, he was able to fulfill that before his passing too soon from stomach cancer. It was both a heartbreaking and heartwarming story that captured many.

kusters at NDSU

It was a pleasure for our community to rally together in the aftermath and provide an opportunity for Lukas’ family to visit Fargo. It was an idea spurred by our own president Craig Whitney, who saw the story and thought of the incredible opportunity to bring the family here. Thanks to the generosity of many Chamber members, the Kusters family came to town for the NDSU Bison’s final home game in November and received the red carpet treatment.

kusters at CVBThank you to the following Chamber businesses that donated, supported, hosted and helped make a great trip possible for this family.

  • Gateway Chevrolet
  • Gate City Bank
  • NDSU Athletics
  • The Boiler Room
  • Herd & Horns
  • Lucky’s 13 Pub
  • Granite City
  • Fargo-Moorhead Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
  • Cyclebar
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Dakota

Check out the original video on Lukas with this ESPN segment:

Catch our own president Craig Whitney live on KVRR-TV’s morning show to talk more about the family’s visit: LIVE: How The Kusters Family Came To Town

Letter: Thanks for making the Kusters family visit a memorable one

Kolpack: Memory of the ‘Dutch Destroyer’ landing in Fargo this weekend


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