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Engelstad foundation offers $500K for new ice rink

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Jamestown North Dakota 121 3rd St NW 58401

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- The family of the late University of North Dakota benefactor Ralph Engelstad is contributing to another hockey arena in Grand Forks, if other donors respond.

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The Grand Forks Herald reports that the Ralph and Betty Engelstad Family Foundation has committed to a $500,000 matching grant for a planned $7 million youth arena. The foundation stipulates that a matching $500,000 needs to be raised by June 30 for its gift to go into effect.

Engelstad is a former UND goalie whose donations to the school included $104 million for a hockey arena that bears his name.

The foundation doesn't want naming rights for the youth hockey arena.

Officials say naming rights for the youth arena will be $2 million.

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