Thu, March 15, 20187:30 AM - 8:30 AM
American Legion Club
400 Main St W
Anoka, MN 55303
Memories of Minnesota Athletes from the Anoka Area, Twin Cities Highlighted
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 Anoka High School graduates Brianna Scurry, Dan Chandler, and Dave and Jim Hazewinkel, as well as Anoka residents Don Timm, a longtime teacher at Coon Rapids High School, and Paralympian Lindsay Nielsen.
Come discover Minnesota Gold!
Olympic gold medalist, Jessie Diggins of Afton; Dan Chandler a three-time Olympian in Greco-Roman wrestling and Olympic wrestling coach