The [Holiday Magic From Markus] event, held in memory of UND football fan Markus Bryant, provides gifts for area children diagnosed with serious illnesses.

This year, six children will be recipients of Holiday Magic. Last weekend, approximately 20 UND football players participated in gift buying and wrapping party for the children who will receive the gifts.

Former UND players also are involved in the annual charity event. Afterward, the gift opening will begin.

The local company that raised the most for Holiday Magic this year was Retrax, which donated $1,250 to the Holiday Magic From Markus fun.

– Grand Forks Herald