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Friday, October 26 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Discover Minnesota Gold!

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Minnesota has a rich heritage of participation in the Olympics as evidenced with the medals won by 12 athletes in the 2018 Winter Games. These remarkable citizen-athletes contribute to their sport, community, state, and even globally. Over the past six years, Patrick Mader has interviewed more than 100 Minnesota Olympians and preserved their stories, lives, perseverance, challenges, and achievements in his book, Minnesota Gold, the only book on Minnesota Olympians on the market. He has presented with a few of the Olympians in their hometowns and witnessed how approachable these "next door neighbor" modest athletes are with students and staff. Come learn about your fellow citizens by watching this entertaining and engaging multimedia program and discover another form of Minnesota Gold--its citizens!

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Patrick Mader

Patrick “Packy” Mader has a background in education, business, and agriculture, with a professional career as an elementary teacher and is the author of five books.  He grew up on a dairy farm near St. Bonifacius, Minnesota, and has been a lifelong fan of sports at all levels... Read More →

Friday October 26, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm CDT
Lake Miltona A

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