Tue, February 18, 20208:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Divine Mercy Catholic School
15 3rd Ave SW
Faribault, MN 55021
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Mulltiple Presentations on Minnesota Olympians, Children's Picture Books
Author Patrick "Packy" Mader of Northfield is delighted to be invited to Divine Mercy Catholic School in Faribault, Minnesota. Faribault is the hometown of Ted Nelson (pictured below), the first Minnesota athlete to run a mile in less than four minutes. Ted will be among the 51 athletes featured in Packy's second volume on Minnesota world-class athletes, More Minnesota Gold. Packy will also share his four children's picture books that celebrate rural life and traditions with positive messages as well as his nonfiction books about Minnesota Olympians and their lives, challenges, and achievements.
Agriculture education is a component of Packy's engaging and entertaining presentation to primary grades. He brings an authentic milking machine, large storyboards, and a big cow marionette as props. For the intermediate grades, a multimedia presentation with video clips, pictures of athletes in competition and how they look today, are shown in a Power Point slide program. His books highlight the challenges, stories, and achievements of Minnesota's Olympians and athletes who competed on the world stage (such as Jessie Diggins, cross country skiing gold medalist in 2018 Winter Olympics--pictured below!).
Ted Nelson competed for Mankato State and ran a sub-4-minute mile in 1966; center: Ted Nelson with his high school coach Pat White; right: Jessie Diggins is America's top female cross country skier.