May 2, 2014
The University of Minnesota’s M.A.G.I.C. program (Maroon and Gold Impacting the Community) was busy on Friday, May 2, as the Gophers went to three community service events during the day.
Teshon Adderley (women’s track & field) and Julia Courter (women’s tennis) went to the Minnesota Transitions Charter Elementary School in Minneapolis where they interacted with fourth graders and helped with a class project. The classroom’s teacher was former Gopher Sarah Krueger’s (rowing) current fourth-grade class.
The M.A.G.I.C. bus and its athletes assisted Playworks with a visit to a local Minneapolis school. The Gophers were represented by Catherine Ahrens, Sonia Dunkelbarger and Maighdlin Shaughnessy from rowing, Bryan Bjerk and Nathan Roese from men’s track & field, Owen Salzwedel from football, Chole Portela from women’s swimming and Kelsey Cline from women’s hockey, all were at the event. The student-athletes played games with elementary kids at recess.
The third and final event of the day came at the University of Minnesota Armory when some of the student-athletes went to the Flying Gophers event. Running all afternoon, it was a joint event between the Air Force ROTC and Kappa Sigma as they raised monetary donations towards military charities. Sports represented at the event were football (Alexander Mayes, Brian Smith, Nathaniel Wozniak), swimming and diving (Raymond Leiferman, Lexi Tenenbaum, Daryl Turner), track & field (Bjerk and Alexandra Heifort), women’s hockey (Megan Wolfe), soccer (Tarah Hobbs), women’s gymnastics (Justine Cherwink) and women’s cross country (Andrea Zeman).
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