Wed, September 13, 201712:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Buffalo Rotary Club
Huikko's Bowling and Conference Center 1
207 Highway 25
Buffalo, MN 55313
Patrick "Packy" Mader is thrilled to present about Minnesota's rich sports history at the Olympics to Buffalo Rotary Club members. His book, Minnesota Gold, highlights the stories, lives, challenges, perseverance, and achievements of 57 Minnesota who competed at the international level--including people from west of the metropolitan area and in the St. Cloud area including Amanda Smock of Melrose; Ron Backes of Cold Spring; Lindsay Whalen of Hutchinson; Phil Rogosheske of St. Cloud; and Angus Morrison of Wayzata.
Packy shares the positive experience he realized throughout his research, interviews, writing, and editing in an engaging and entertaining style. The Olympians were approachable, articulate, and modest--demonstrating Olympian character and qualities.
Former Governor Wendy Andeson was a member of silver medal-winning 1956 hockey team; Lindsay Whalen of Hutchinson has starred in the WNBA and been on two gold medal -winning basketball squads; and Phil Rogosheske from St. Cloud kayaked in the 1972 Olympics.