Women's Hockey Visits Fan in Hospital

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As the Gopher women's hockey team was preparing for their Border Battle against Wisconsin earlier this month, the team took time out of their day to visit one special fan, who was being treated at a children's hospital in the Twin Cities area. The Gophers visited Bethany Schmidt, who is a goalie in the Windom youth hockey program.

Fourteen of the Gopher women's hockey team came to visit her and left her with an autographed stick and tickets to the upcoming series.

"The visit from the Gophers was medicine for her," Bethany's mom, Jacquie, said. "Her doctor came in the next day and couldn't believe her improvement. He'd never seen a patient start to recover as fast."

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Unlimited Dance Marathon Set for Another Year

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As the spring semester is ready to begin, the Unlimited Dance Marathon fundraising efforts have ramped up as well. This year's event, held March 28 from 12 p.m.-12 a.m., in the Sports Pavilion, will look to make just as big of an impact as it did in 2014. All donations and proceeds go directly towards the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital.

Last year, Gopher Athletics assisted with the Unlimited Dance Marathon and raised nearly $29,000 in cash donations. Prior to Gopher Athletics involvement, Unlimited raised $13,800 in 2012-13 combined. With gift-in-kinds and cash donations, Unlimited and Gopher Athletics raised nearly $84,000 in 2014.

Haven't heard of the Unlimited Dance Marathon? It's a year-long fundraising effort culminating in a 12-hour Dance Marathon. No sleeping, no sitting, just dancing. We also raise emotional, financial support and awareness for children and their families treated at the Masonic Children's Hospital.

As Gopher fans, you can help the cause. Click here to make an online donation or visit some of our upcoming events to for monetary donations as our student-athletes will continue the fundraising efforts.

Unlimited Fundraising Events (all donations go towards U of M Masonic Children's Hospital)
Jan. 24, Men's Gymnastics vs. Air Force, 5 p.m., Sports Pavilion
Jan. 30, Wrestling vs. Iowa, 6 p.m., Williams Arena
Jan. 30, Women's Hockey vs. Ohio State, 7 p.m., Ridder Arena
Feb. 7, Men's Basketball vs. Purdue, 2 p.m., Williams Arena
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Gophers During the 2014 Holiday Season

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Check out what some of the Gophers did during the Holiday season!

Gopher Athletics held toy drives at the Dec. 18 wrestling match, the Dec. 19 Gopher men's basketball game and the Dec. 20 women's basketball game. As fans entered the arenas, Gopher Athletics raised over $2,500 and collected hundreds of new toys. The toy distribution benefited both Toys for Tots and the St. Joseph's Home for Children during this holiday season.

Happy Holidays Gopher Fans and thanks for your contribution!

MAGIC Update (12/22/14)

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MAGIC Update (10/27/14)

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Gophers Host Resume Workshop

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Gophers Aide in Hearts for Hammers

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The Golden Gophers had 14 student athletes assist with Hearts for Hammers on Saturday, Sept. 20 in Minneapolis.

As a part of Gopher Global, Minnesota student-athletes assisted in a renovation on  a home of a local disable veteran. The Gopher student-athletes painted, landscaped and fixed household items from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm Saturday in the Bryn Mar neighborhood.

Helping on Saturday were members from three teams: Softball's Sydney Fabian, Brandi McGregor, Hannah Melick, Paige Palkovich, Kaitlyn Richardson and Tyler Walker were in attendance. Men's track's Logan Connors volunteered as well as women's cross country's Molly Eastman, Anne Ferguson, Tamara Gorman, Marnie Kinnaird, Paige Peschel, Stacey Swatek and Tess Wasowicz.

"I really enjoyed volunteering for Hearts and Hammers," cross country's Anne Ferguson said. "We accomplished so much in a short time by painting one of our community's disabled veterans' homes. I really enjoyed speaking with Roy, the homeowner and learning about him and his story. It was great working together with some members of the softball team as well." 

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