Gophers Participate in Urban Ventures Clinic

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The Golden Gopher women's basketball team participated in an Urban Ventures Clinic for underprivileged youth of South Minneapolis Saturday at the Colin Powell Youth Leadership Center, which was sponsored by the Urban Stars Athletic Club.

The youth had the opportunity to interact with the Minnesota players, before participating in a basketball clinic in which the Gophers served as coaches.

The program centered on the topic of sports and education and how the combination can contribute to building personal strengths and character.

The state-of-the-art Colin Powell Youth Leadership Center was opened in October of 2007 and includes athletic facilities to house various youth sports leagues throughout the year.

As published on the Urban Ventures website, "our mission is to break the cycle of generational poverty in our community: one person, one family at a time."

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