Mon, May 21, 201812:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Coon Rapids Rotary Club
12800 Bunker Prairie Rd NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
Author Patrick "Packy" Mader is appreciative of the opportunity to present to another Minnesota Rotary Club. The timely topic will be Minnesota Gold, Packy's book about 57 Minnesota athletes and their lives, challenges, and achievements as they competed on the world stage--primarily the Olympics. Learn about gold medalist cross country skier Jessie Diggins, some of the women on the gold medal-winning hockey team, past Olympians from around the state who have been on the 1960 or 1980 men's hockey teams and those qualifying on rigorous but less known sports. The presentation will be in a Power Point slide format and discussion about the publishing process and 50 interviews he conducted in person.
Some of the athletes featured will be Olympian wrestlers Dave and Jim Hazewinkel of Coon Rapids, as well as Anoka resident Don Timm, an alternate in steeplechase and a longtime teacher at Coon Rapids High School, and two-time gold medalist soccer player Brianna Scurry, an Anoka High School graduate.
Come discover Minnesota Gold!
Dave and Jim Hazewinkel of Coon Rapids; Brianna Scurry, goalie on three Olympic soccer teams; 2018 gold medalist Jessie Diggins of Afton.