Breakfast with Champions Held at TCF Bank Stadium
Bethany Brausen, Gopher Women's Hockey

June 14, 2013

If you strive to be the best, you must learn from the best. The Breakfast with Champions held last Tuesday, June 11th, was full of inspiring and powerful messages delivered by the events talented guest speakers. This supercharged event was hosted by the Cultural Diversity Task Force which is an advisory committee to the athletics department. Giving back is part of being a champion and all of the proceeds for the breakfast went to support community outreach programs and events for socially economically disadvantaged youth. The breakfast was attended by University staff members as well as members of the community.

Dr. Leo Lewis, the Associate Athletics Director, began the breakfast with a warm welcome to everyone and introduced the morning's talented MC, Lea B. Olsen, alum of the Women's Gopher Basketball team and current Minnesota Lynx analyst. Following the morning's introductions was guest speaker, the Associate Athletics Director, Tom McGinnis. He gave a very motivating presentation on how becoming a champion begins with you as an individual.

The inspiration continued as each talented guest took the stage and were asked a few questions by Lea Olson. These champion guests were Brad Frost, the head women's hockey coach, followed by Bethany Brausen, a student-athlete on the women's hockey team, and lastly Ricky Foggie, a starter on the 1984-88 gopher football team. Ensuing each interview session was an entertaining and hilarious game of either/or and dance-sing-recite.

You could not help leaving the breakfast feeling invigorated to live your life as a champion in every aspect. The Cultural Diversity Task Force is very thankful for each of the valued stakeholders who attended the event and are greatly looking forward to the next Breakfast with Champions.

Written by Morgan Sickels




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