One of BSU Hockey’s biggest fans is using her talents to not only make her community safer in the wake of COVID-19, but raise money for one of her passions – BSU Hockey.
Meredith (Tenney) Kehoe ’72 began sewing fabric face masks in late July, soon after their use was mandated by the city of Bemidji to slow the spread of COVID-19. The longtime Beavers Hockey fan, donor and season ticket holder plans to donate the proceeds from the sale of the masks, over $1,000 in total, to the BSU Beavers men’s and women’s hockey teams.
She sells most of her masks in Bemidji at Dunn Brothers Coffee an Lake Bemidji’s south shore. Her designs include sports teams like the Minnesota Vikings, Bemidji High School Lumberjacks and, of course, the BSU Beavers. She has even made masks featuring Bemidji’s official mascots, Paul and Babe.
Meredith, who works as a substitute teacher at Bemidji Middle School and adjunct professor at BSU, lives in Bemidji with her husband, Rich, who is retired. Their son, Rick ’92, teaches at Bemidji Middle School, and their daughter, Katrina ’05, coaches for the Minneapolis Storm hockey team and teaches figure skating at Sportquest Skating Academy in Minneapolis.
Those interested in purchasing a mask and supporting BSU Hockey can contact Meredith at firstname.lastname@example.org.