Give a Ford F-150®
First Dakota is celebrating 150 years by giving back to the communities all across the region we call home. Help us out by nominating a deserving person or organization to win a new Ford F-150 pickup. We'll be awarding trucks periodically throughout 2022. So tell us—who's making a difference in your community?
Jesse Bailey has been the Executive Director of Pathways Shelter for the Homeless in Yankton, South Dakota, for the past ten years. Pathways provides a critical service by helping families regain the stability needed to maintain employment and thrive. Jesse and his wife Amy graduated from Mount Marty University and fell in love with Yankton and knew this was where they wanted to set down roots. He uses his personal truck to pick up donations for the shelter and help those moving into new housing. He has put on many miles and broken countless windshields. Jesse, congratulations on winning a new F150!
Tracy Chase is a High School Biology teacher, FFA and Student Council Advisor, 4-H leader, devoted wife, and loving mom of three from Salem, South Dakota. She has profoundly impacted the McCook Central School District students and the community. Her servant-style leadership and commitment to students are unmatched. She continually works to provide opportunities for students in the district and across the state. Watch as she accepts the truck at the South Dakota State Fair.
After Mosis Idris and his family fled his native country Eritrea, to Sioux Falls, he started high school, graduated, and received a degree from the University of Sioux Falls. Since that time, he has been instrumental in providing the Kunama children a positive experience, keeping them out of trouble, and teaching them to work hard through his community outreach programs.
Doug Mart from Vermillion, South Dakota, has been a silent angel, steadfast uncle, dedicated step-father, and loyal friend to anyone who knows him. He has helped countless stranded boaters on the Missouri River and through his business, Mart Marine, for decades.
Higher Power Sports is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization run by Tim Weidenbach. Their mission statement is “To Serve others through kindness, Compassion, Faith and Servant Leadership. They do this through character, coaching, keynote speaker presentations, therapy dog visits, mentoring, and service. Higher Power Sports gives distracted driver presentations at area schools and numerous “Be Kind” messages to schools and communities and provides mentorship and leadership to schools and college athletic programs. They also deliver clothes, furniture, coats, and toy donations to the Lower Brule Sioux Reservation.
Travis and his family of four have had many hardships over the past few years. Numerous trips to the Mayo Clinic while his wife Jessica battled cancer have put them in financial difficulties.
We've Covered Some Ground Together
First Dakota National Bank opened its doors in 1872 when it became the first fully chartered bank in the Dakota Territory. Today we are First Dakota, a network of full-service banks and loan production offices spanning eastern South Dakota and parts of Nebraska.
For our 150th anniversary, we want to give back in big ways, but we need your help. You can start by nominating someone you know—a community leader, a dedicated volunteer, an unsung hero—to win a new Ford F-150 from First Dakota.
We want to thank those who submitted entries for the Ford F150 Truck giveaway. Just because your submission didn't get chosen for the first giveaway does not mean it will not be considered in the future. Remember, we want this to be a surprise to the recipients, so please don’t tell them you’re nominating them.
First Dakota National Bank Ford F-150® Truck Award Nomination Rules
To celebrate its 150th anniversary, First Dakota National Bank is awarding six Ford F-150®* pickups to deserving individuals or organizations who live in First Dakota’s service territory (i.e., South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota). The rules are simple:
You can nominate a person or organization online at https://www.firstdakota.com.* The nominee must be at least 18 years of age (19 in Nebraska)*. The nominee does not need to be a First Dakota customer.
On the nomination form, tell us why you believe the person or organization deserves to win.
You may only submit one nomination. If you nominate more than one individual or organization, or if you submit multiple nominations for the same individual or organization, your nominations may be rejected in First Dakota’s discretion.
Nominations will be accepted until October 28, 2022 at 4:00pm CST.
A committee of First Dakota employees will select the recipients in its discretion. Awards will be made periodically throughout 2022.
The recipients will each receive a Ford F-150® with an approximate retail value of $47,000. There will be no substitutions. The recipient will be responsible for any income, sales, or other taxes.
* Ford F-150® is a registered trademark of Ford Motor Company. Ford Motor Company is not a sponsor of this award.
* No officer, director, or employee of First Dakota, or any of their immediate family members, is eligible to receive a pickup. An immediate family member includes a parent, sibling, child, or any other person residing in the same household.