From left to right, Joanne Brundin of St. Joseph Social Care; Julie Kirkeby of Choice Health and Fitness; Rick Hogan of Hugo's Family Markets; Ted Kreis of Potato Bowl USA; and Cristina Campos of East Grand Forks Food Shelf mark the donation of Tater Tot Trot proceeds to the two nonprofits.
From left to right, Joanne Brundin of St. Joseph Social Care; Julie Kirkeby of Choice Health and Fitness; Rick Hogan of Hugo's Family Markets; Ted Kreis of Potato Bowl USA; and Cristina Campos of East Grand Forks Food Shelf mark the donation of Tater Tot Trot proceeds to the two nonprofits.

Hugo’s Family Markets was a sponsor of a 1-mile children’s race that raised $1,000 for food banks in North Dakota and Minnesota.

The event, Tater Tot Trot, was part of a weeklong series of Potato Bowl USA events culminating in the Sept. 7 football game between the University of North Dakota and South Dakota State University.

Proceeds benefited a pair of nonprofits: East Grand Forks Food Shelf, East Grand Forks, Minn.; and St. Joseph Social Care, Grand Forks, N.D.

A 10-kilometer race was canceled due to excessive heat. Potato Bowl USA races, started in 2008, have raised more than $6,000.

Julie Kirkeby of Choice Health and Fitness, Grand Forks, N.D., a bowl committee volunteer, coordinated the race.