Fri, July 13, 20186:40 PM - 7:30 PM
Minnesota Hospitals Association Summer Trustee Conference
Arrowwood Resort Hotel & Conference Center
2100 Arrowwood Lane
Alexandria, MN 56308
Patrick "Packy" Mader is excited for the opportunity to share his passion for Minnesota sports, history, and geography with trustees of Minnesota hospitals from across the state. 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. Many characteristics necessary to become an Olympian are ones needed to be successful in other professions and a valued trustee: self-direction; problem-solving and overcoming adversity; time management skills; determination, and being inspirational, coachable, collaborative, and a leader. Learn how Minnesota Olympians balance profession (the program will include three Olympians who are in the medical field), athletic goals, 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 (Hutchinson), and hockey legends John Mayasich (Eveleth) and 1980 Miracle on Ice team member Buzz Schneider (Babbitt). Also highlighted are athletes from every part of the state from Albert Lea to Warroad and Moorhead to Duluth. They represent different eras and sports and are living proof Olympians can come from a metropolitan area or a small town of fewer than 300 residents.
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. Please ask!
Carolyn Treacy Bramante (Duluth), now a pediatrician, competed in the biathlon in the 2006 Olympics.
Bob Kempainen (Minnetonka), a pulmonologist, is a two-time Olympian in the marathon and has placed second in the New York City Marathon.
Shani Marks (Apple Valley), earned a master's degree in kinesiology at the U of M, competed in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China, in the triple jump.