For more information, check out our Unlimited site!
University of Minnesota student-athletes are hosting the Unlimited Dance Marathon for the first time this year. The 12-hour dance marathon at Mariucci Arena on February 22-23. The event is designed to raise funds and awareness for Amplatz Children's Hospital.
Unlimited Dance Marathon is a year-long fundraising and awareness campaign for the fight against pediatric health issues. In addition to the no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon, the event will feature personal stories from children and families served through the resources Amplatz provides. Participants dancing in the marathon will earn pledges for their dance time. Similar to Penn State's THON event, this is the fourth year of the marathon held on the University of Minnesota campus and the first year with involvement from the Gopher student-athlete population.
The annual event aims to unite the campus and the entire student-body to impact the lives of patients. The funds obtained through Unlimited Dance Marathon will help build an indoor playground. Along with providing a break from hospital rooms, the playground also assists in recovery and rehabilitation efforts. In order to begin the building process, a pledge of $75,000 is needed.
Prior to the event in February, student-athletes will volunteer at various Gopher athletic events to raise monetary donations. The next opportunity to donate will be at the Gopher Football home games against Penn State Saturday and Wisconsin on November 23. Student-athletes will walk within the Gopher tailgate lots, asking for monetary donations, all of which go directly to this cause. Supporters can donate online here.
Gopher Summer Interns
The University of Minnesota student-athlete development office has four interns working within Gopher Athletics to prepare for the upcoming 2017-18 academic year.
Gophers Visit Local Elementary School
The Gophers' First Year Experience Class visited Harambee Elementary as they participated in their Track and Field Day.
Gophers on the M.A.G.I.C. Bus Part IV
When you look at the bus, did you ever wonder how 12 of our 720 student-athletes receive the honor of being featured there?