Marauders Fest is a major fundraising event for athletic scholarships at the University of Mary; all of the money raised will benefit student athletes right here. It is also a time for alumni, fans, and community members to see the new and exciting changes on our growing campus.

Festivities begin on June 21 with an evening banquet and auction featuring Gus Bradley, Defensive Coordinator for the Los Angeles Chargers. Activities will continue throughout the weekend, with a Golf Tournament on Friday, a Poker Run on Saturday, and much more. We hope you will attend the various events on campus and around the Bismarck-Mandan community. See the full schedule of events below.

Marauders Fest Banquet

Thursday,  June 21

University of Mary
Lumen Vitae University Center
Founders Hall
5:30 pm Social
6:30 pm Dinner

Join us for our inaugural Marauders Fest Banquet on Thursday, June 21, featuring guest speaker Gus Bradley, Defensive Coordinator for the Los Angeles Chargers. The event begins with a social at 5:30 pm followed by dinner at 6:30 pm, and will take place in Founders Hall, inside our new Lumen Vitae University Center. The evening will also include live and silent auctions. We look forward to celebrating Marauders Athletics with you!

Individuals: $50 per guest
Table Sponsorship: $500 for a table of 8*
Attire: Casual

* Table sponsorship places your sponsorship name on a table and guarantees your family, employees, or friends the opportunity to sit together at a reserved table at the banquet. You will receive 8 tickets in advance so that you can place them in the hands of your guests.

Please RSVP by June 18, 2018.


Keynote Speaker

Gus Bradley headshotGus Bradley
Defensive Coordinator, Los Angeles Chargers

Gus Bradley joined the Los Angeles Chargers as defensive coordinator in 2017, after spending the previous four seasons (2013-16) as the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

A native of Zumbrota, Minn., Bradley attended North Dakota State University where he played free safety and was the team’s punter. A four-time Academic All-North Central Conference selection and a member of the Bison’s 1988 national championship team, Bradley earned degrees in business administration and physical education from NDSU, as well as a master’s degree in athletic administration.

Gus Bradley, Defensive Coordinator for the Los Angeles ChargersBradley began his coaching career at NDSU as a graduate assistant, and spent time at Fort Lewis College as the defensive coordinator, linebackers’ coach, and head coach.

Bradley returned to NDSU in 1996 and spent 10 seasons in various roles, including defensive coordinator, assistant head coach, and linebackers’ coach.

In 2006, Bradley landed his first NFL job in Tampa Bay. He spent one season as a defensive quality control coach and two as the linebackers’ coach.

The Seattle Seahawks hired Bradley in 2009 as defensive coordinator, where he helped mold Seattle’s defense into one of the league’s best. In 2013, Bradley was named the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Bradley and his wife, Michaela, have four children.

Weekend Activities

Friday, June 22 will consist of the golf tournament, FootGolf tournament, sporting clay shoot, 5K and 10K run, 5K walk, and Saturday, June 23 will be the Marauders Fest poker run! Check out more details below.

Register for activities by June 18, 2018.

Friday, June 22

Marauders Fest Golf Tournament

Prairie West Golf Course
9:00 am Registration
10:00 am Shotgun Start

Register individually or as a team of four. Enjoy games, food, and fun as you move through the course, where emphasis will not be on who is the best golfer, but who is a Marauders fan.

$100 per golfer

Friday, June 22

Marauders Fest FootGolf Tournament

Mandan Municipal Golf Course
9:00 am Registration
10:00 am Shotgun Start

Register individually or as a team of four. Leave your golf clubs at home and lace up your shoes. In this tournament, players will kick a soccer ball into a goal in the least amount of kicks possible. Join us for a day of fun where instead of yelling “Fore,” we will all yell “Goal!”

$25 per golfer

Friday, June 22

Marauders Fest Sporting Clay Shoot

Capital City Sporting Clays
5:00 pm Registration
6:00 pm Shotgun Start

Register individually or as a squad of five. Meet us at the sporting clay field to sharpen your skills for the upcoming hunting season, because we all know, the more you practice the better the results.

$80 per shooter

Friday, June 22

Marauders Fest 5K Run, 10K Run, and 5K Fun Walk

University of Mary Campus
5:00 pm Registration

6:00 pm Race Start

Take in the beauty of a North Dakota summer evening, while you run or walk on our unique course around campus!

$35 per entry, $10 for 12 years of age and under

Saturday, June 23

Marauders Fest Poker Run

University of Mary Campus
9:00 am Registration
10:00 am Poker Run Start

Rev up your engines for an exciting day in your classic vehicle or on your bike. Enjoy the scenery as you cruise around the region.

$20 per entry



8:30 am - Registration and Breakfast at the Fieldhouse parking lot at the University of Mary

9:50 am - Welcome, Rules, and Blessing of the vehicles

10:00 am - Start your engines! Depart University of Mary by using the South entrance. Go South on Highway 1804 toward Katie Jean’s.

10:45 am - Arrive at Katie Jean’s in Beaver Bay.

11:15 – 11:35 am - Leave Katie Jean’s and travel to BNC National Bank on Main Street in Linton.

12:05 – 12:25 pm - Depart Linton and drive to DJ’s Hitching Post in Hazelton.

1:00 – 1:30 pm - Leave Hazelton and travel to Flash’s Place in Sterling.

2:00 – 2:35 pm - Head back to the University of Mary for the final stop and remember to turn in your cards and tally sheet.

Interest in volunteering at Marauders Fest?

It takes many volunteers to pull off such a fun and exciting weekend of activities. Please select the link below if you are interested in helping out with any of the events.


Interested in being a Marauders Fest sponsor?

Marauders Fest is always looking for more sponsors to help support our events. Please contact Kevin Becker (see contact info below) for more information.


Please contact Kevin Becker at 701-355-8170 or [email protected].