The Fb group gives a spot for individuals to speak sports activities, but in addition give again to the group.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Husker Military was based 10 years in the past, and now has grown to just about 40,000 members. The Fb group is made up of present and former Husker athletes, their dad and mom and naturally, followers.
The group has labored with Husker greats like Steve Warren, Jay Foreman and Jordan Westerkamp and his household. Present large reciever Wan’Dale Robinson’s dad and mom are additionally members.
One of many founders, Matthew Malone, stated the thought sparked after he noticed unfavorable posts and feedback about Husker Sports activities on Fb.
“You’ve bought two several types of followers in Nebraska,” Malone defined. “You bought the followers that keep in mind when, and the followers which can be bored with listening to we’re going to get there. You’ll see lots of combating, Kool-Support ingesting, identify calling and stuff like that.”
Malone determined there wanted to be a constructive place for followers and gamers to attach.
“We needed to current the individuals a spot on social media the place you might nonetheless specific your opinion, however do it in an expert method, and be courteous to the individuals who might have an opinion completely different than yours.”
Not solely do the members focus on all issues sports activities, however additionally they assist arrange occasions to boost cash for charities. Malone stated the group additionally donates signed Husker memorabilia for charities to public sale off.
Husker Military has raised over $50,000 for charities throughout its existence.
“I do know it might be really easy for an enormous company to put in writing a verify, however whenever you’re asking Fb members for a greenback right here and there and also you’re in a position to give that sum of money to charities, it’s a very good feeling.”
Malone and his son additionally take donations on Husker dwelling video games. The duo provides out Husker Military wristbands close to the Railyard.