assisted the avid sports fan in his Race for Wishes challenge. Here's how Gabe and WCCO accomplished this inspiring feat. Read the full article HERE and watch his Amazing Race efforts on Wednesday, February 26, 2015.
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.
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. Not a dancer? Not a problem, attendees can sign up for prizes, play games and listen to music.
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.
Upcoming Unlimited Fundraising Events (all donations go towards U of M Masonic Children's Hospital)
Women's Basketball, Feb. 21 vs. Michigan, 1 p.m.
Women's Gym, Feb. 22 hosting Best of Minnesota, 2 p.m.
Men's Hockey, Feb. 27, vs Michigan State, 8 p.m.
Men's Gymnastics, March 7, vs. Iowa, 7 p.m.
ABOUT THE SANNEH FOUNDATION
As the Gopher men's hockey team prepared for this upcoming weekend's battle with Ohio State, two members of the program took time to help the Sanneh Foundation and a group of the St. Paul Police Officers and their Police Activity League.
Seth Ambroz and Christian Isackson, along with six members of the St. Paul police held a skating and skills clinic at the Battle Creek Recreation Center. Wednesday's Under 12 free clinic kicked off the first of four upcoming events. The purpose of the clinics: to get more kids involved in the sport and outdoor recreation.
Recently KMSP-TV caught up with the group, check out their full feature here.
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."
Read the full story HERE!
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
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!