Tue, October 16, 201810:00 AM - 11:00 AM
RidgePointe Senior Apartments
12600 Marion Ln W
Minnetonka, MN 55305
Memories of Minnesota Athletes from the Lake Minnetonka Area
Patrick "Packy" Mader is thrilled to present about Minnesota's rich sports history at the Olympics to residents at RidgePointe Senior Apartments in Minnetonka. His book, Minnesota Gold, highlights the stories, lives, challenges, perseverance, and achievements of 57 Minnesota who competed at the international level--including people from the Lake Minnetonka and the west metropolitan area including Hopkins. Local graduate Bob Kempainen, a two-time Olympian in the marathon; 2018 cross country skiing gold medalist Jessie Diggins; several hockey players Minneapolis and northern Minnesota; and former governor Wendy Anderson are among those featured.
Packy shares the positive experience 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.
Olympian marathoner Bob Kempainen from Minnetonka is now a physician; Jessie Diggins won a gold medal in the 2018 Winter Games; and former governor Wendy Anderson was on the silver medal-winning 1956 Olympic hockey team.