After spending the afternoon shopping for gifts at Target on Tuesday, members of the University of Minnesota women's basketball team delivered packages and holiday cheer to two local families in need on Thursday afternoon.
The Gophers' first stop was in St. Paul, where they were greeted by the family with smiles and joyful tears. Members of the team passed out the gifts and looked on with excitement as each member of the family opened their presents.
After a group photo, the Gophers loaded back into their vehicles and headed to Minneapolis to deliver gifts to their second family. In a special twist, the mother of the three children of the family kept the Gophers' appearance a secret, and were they ever surprised! The four members of the family each opened their gifts and concluded the visit with a photo with the team.
It was so amazing to see the Gophers deliver holiday cheer to these families, and I definitely think that it reminds all of us of the true meaning of the holiday season.
Happy Holidays to your and yours from all of us at Gopher women's basketball!