Posted by Tim Trooien on Dec 20, 2017
Patrick Mader, author of four children's picture books and Minnesota Gold
Hello, My name is Patrick Mader, author of four children's picture books and Minnesota Gold, a recently published book where I researched, interviewed (in person), and wrote the compelling and inspiring stories of 57 Minnesota athletes that include gold medalists Tom Malchow, Lindsay Whalen, John Mayasich, Briana Scurry, and Buzz Schneider (1980 Miracle on Ice hockey team), including athletes Jessie Diggins from Washington County and several others from the east metro area . It also features many fascinating athletes from every corner of the state who participated in the Olympics from 1948 - present. The book is endorsed by locally acclaimed broadcasters Joe Schmit, Don Shelby, and Dave Mona, and former University of Minnesota Athletic Director Joel Maturi. I am contacting the Stillwater Rotary Club to gauge your interest in a possible program. The affordable and engaging multi-media Power Point slide program has been well-received at schools, libraries, and civic groups. I have presented at more than 15 Rotary Clubs, 100 Minnesota Public Libraries and 50 schools and references will be provided upon request. With the 2016 Olympics still fresh in everyone's mind and the 2018 Winter Olympics less than 5 months away, interest is keen and this book is the only one on the market dedicated to a variety of Minnesota sports and athletes who competed on the international level. Please visit our website, for more information about my background and Minnesota Gold. Thank you for your time and attention. Patrick Mader Northfield, MN 507-645-9309