Gophers hold Youth Day Out

Larry Fitzgerald with trophies from (clockwise from left) the U.S. Open, British Amateur, U.S. Amateur and British Open championships

Local youngsters do drills with Gopher football players at the annual Youth Day Out.

The University of Minnesota football team held its annual Youth Day Out for more than 200 energized participants at TCF Bank Stadium last Thursday afternoon.
Despite the warm weather the youth, ages 9-14, got the opportunity to interact with Gophers players and participate in football drills.
The drills were followed by a meet-and-greet session in which players shared their experiences about life and football.
Head coach JERRY KILL attended the event and enthusiastically greeted every participant he encountered.
LINDA ROBERTS, director of special events/outreach at the U of M, coordinated the event.
Associate Athletic Director LEO LEWIS, who starred at the University of Missouri and Minnesota Vikings as a receiver, was also in attendance.
Roberts led St. Paul Central to the first girls Class AA (the highest class at the time) state basketball championship in 1976 before coming to Minnesota.

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