Sun, January 21, 20189:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Discover Minnesota Gold at Bethel U in Northfield
Bethel Lutheran Church
1321 North Ave
Northfield, MN 55057
Patrick "Packy" Mader is excited for the opportune time to share his passion for Minnesota sports, history, and geography with members of Bethel Lutheran Church's Bethel U program two weeks before the Opening Ceremonies of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. His book, Minnesota Gold, features the stories, lives, challenges, perseverance, and achievements of 57 Minnesota athletes who competed on the world stage--primarily the Olympics. Learn how Minnesota Olympians balance profession, athletic goals, faith, and family as they compete with the world's greatest athletes in international sporting events.
A multimedia Power Point presentation will feature gold medalists such as basketball star Lindsay Whalen, and hockey legends John Mayasich and 1980 Miracle on Ice team member Buzz Schneider. Also highlighted are athletes from every part of the state from different eras and sports.
Have questions? Packy has researched the topic of Minnesota Olympians for nearly six years and is currently writing a second volume on these remarkable athletes.
Jessie Diggins of Afton, Minnesota, has a chance to win the first Olympic medal for an American woman cross country skier; Henry Boucha of Warroad was a member of the silver medal-winning 1972 Olympic hockey team.