Gophers linemen discover spring break with a purpose

  • Article by: PHIL MILLER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 17, 2011 - 1:27 PM

A cross-country volunteer trip is life-changing for Wilhite and Kirksey.

  • 10
  • Comments

  • Results per page:
  • 1 - 10 of 10
xcskierApr. 16, 11 7:48 PM

Great to see the athletes getting involved in community stuff. My daughter just finished a similar spring trip from Northwestern, had a ball and (apparently) did some good, too. Everyone learns and everyone benefits. Now, back to the two-a-days....

23
1
ander098Apr. 16, 11 8:13 PM

Great young men!

22
1
jpickenApr. 16, 11 8:13 PM

Great story - student athletes or not. Hopefully, this will spread to teammates next year and become a widespread team event each year.

23
1
forhawkeyesApr. 16, 1110:12 PM

Trash collecting; preparing to put those goofer degrees to work!

0
40
fwallenApr. 17, 1112:22 AM

Nice story, and experiences like this can be life changing. The quotes indicate the players benefitted as much as those they were helping.

19
1
dwhoytApr. 17, 11 7:07 AM

I'd love to see these great young guys excel on the field! But quite frankly, what they did (and learned) here, is probably much more important.

18
1
jmoldeApr. 17, 1110:31 AM

Way to go, boys. You want to know how to judge quality in a person? You look for deeds like this. You can't buy it, you can't sell it, you can't tattoo on your arm and the AD's office PR guy can't create it. It takes heart and substance and my hat is off to these young men.

15
0
thebondysApr. 17, 11 2:31 PM

forhawkeyes: "Trash collecting; preparing to put those goofer degrees to work!" Yes, they'll be picking up the used toilet paper that the hawkeyes degrees are printed on!

12
2
mn527Apr. 17, 11 2:38 PM

My folks came from Iowa, and I've many relatives and people I've met from there, and honestly I have not met anyone that would even remotely resemble forhawkeyes, pantherhawk, goldteamtool, or whatever he calls himself now. He's just an anomaly of the neurological kind folks. Just ingnore it.

11
1
quilamollyApr. 18, 1110:14 AM

Congratulations to all of the students that took part. A job well done.

7
1
  • 1 - 10 of 10

Comment on this story   |  

ADVERTISEMENT

Baltimore 0 Bottom 2nd Inning
Boston 0
Cincinnati - M. Leake 6:05 PM
Pittsburgh - F. Liriano
LA Angels - G. Richards 6:05 PM
Washington - T. Roark
Kansas City - J. Guthrie 6:05 PM
Cleveland - Z. McAllister
Chicago WSox - J. Danks 6:08 PM
Detroit - A. Sanchez
St. Louis - T. Lyons 6:10 PM
NY Mets - J. Mejia
Miami - T. Koehler 6:10 PM
Atlanta - J. Teheran
Arizona - B. Arroyo 7:05 PM
Chicago Cubs - T. Wood
San Diego - A. Cashner 7:10 PM
Milwaukee - W. Peralta
San Francisco - R. Vogelsong 7:40 PM
Colorado - J. De La Rosa
Texas - Y. Darvish 9:05 PM
Oakland - D. Straily
Houston - D. Keuchel 9:10 PM
Seattle - F. Hernandez
Philadelphia - C. Lee 9:10 PM
Los Angeles - P. Maholm
Memphis 7:00 PM
Oklahoma City
Golden State 9:30 PM
LA Clippers
Pittsburgh 6:00 PM
Columbus
Colorado 6:00 PM
Minnesota
St. Louis 7:30 PM
Chicago
Anaheim 8:30 PM
Dallas
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: Grade the Gophers men's hockey season

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT