Sept. 26, 2012
On Sunday, September 16, 2012, nearly 15 Golden Gopher student athletes volunteered their time to participate in the University of Minnesota- Como Cookout. The main purpose of this event was to assist in building positive relationships between the community members, and the University of Minnesota students.
In this event, the Gophers got the chance to interact with the Como community; not only by answering some questions for their fans, but also by assisting with serving food, playing with the children, and painting a mural for the neighborhood.
Women’s Hockey National Champion Katie Frischmann was one of the student athletes who volunteered for this event. “This event was fun because there was a lot of activities, people, and good food,” said Frischmann after the event. “It is always nice to give back to the community, and it’s really fun to hang out with the kids,” states the National Champion.
Another Gopher who volunteered to spend some time with the Como community at the cookout was basketball player Kendal Shell. This sophomore believes, “it’s always nice to know you did something positive for someone and had a good time doing it.” Kendal enjoys volunteering at these types of events, because, “[he] likes having time to relax and meet new people.”
Not only were Women’s Hockey and Men´s Basketball student-athletes’ were part of this community event, but also Men´s and Women´s Track and Field, Cross Country, Men´s and Women´s Swimming/Diving, Softball, and Men´s Tennis student-athletes participated in it as well.