Winona State University will host the Derek Bute Scholarship Military Challenge Fundraiser from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 10 at Maxwell Field, Altra Federal Credit Union Stadium.

This fitness course can be done as an individual or in a team of three with two different courses available. There is a military and modified version of the course along with activities for children. A video of the Military Challenge can be found online.

The fundraiser cost $25 with participants receiving a poly camo styled t-shirt. If participants want a t-shirt but do not want to participate in the Military Challenge, the cost is $20.

This event is open to the public. Participants can register for the fundraiser online

Derek Bute, 25, passed away tragically following an accident in Winona on Sunday, January 17, 2016. Derek was a senior exercise science student with the intent to pursue a physician’s assistant certification following his graduation scheduled for May of 2016.

He was a member of the Minnesota National Guard, serving as a combat medic with the HHC 2-135 Infantry Battalion out of Mankato, Minn. After being deployed with his unit to Kuwait in 2012, he most recently held rank of Sergeant and was a Medic Team Leader while receiving many military awards.

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