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Five-time NCAA national champions, the Golden Gophers burrow themselves in the chilly coliseum of Mariucci Arena, taking knocks and slinging pucks as the UMN's official men’s hockey team. Use today's deal to snag a seat or some standing space and watch them pound pain-induced howls from the University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves, banishing them back to their underwater homes to eternally serve as Poseidon's newspaper fetchers. Ward off the ice's tundra tendrils with a long-sleeved Golden Gophers shirt as you cackle at team mascot Goldy and his gopher antics, which include tunneling up through the seats to steal popcorn from unsuspecting fans. This ticket is only valid for the game on Friday, January 28, at 7 p.m., and both the ticket and shirt must be picked up at will-call by 5 p.m. any day on the week of the game.

4 Southeast Oak Street
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Instead of facing off against rival universities, Augsburg College athletes tackle a different opponent in the summer: boredom. Led by camp director and Augsburg College head football coach Frank Haege, the Augsburg All-Sports Camps pair the school's athletes and coaches with youths in grades 1–9 for camp sessions packed with fun drills and games. Every day begins with a throw-and-catch activity to shake loose any video game controllers lodged in campers’ palms before jumping into speed, strength, and agility training. From there, campers get to practice three sports of their choice, such as touch football drills, soccer, tennis, or hockey, with a break for lunch and a sportsmanship activity. Before heading home for the day, every camper lines up for a friendly all-camp activity, which can include ultimate Frisbee.

2211 Riverside Ave.
Minneapolis,
MN
US

A fully licensed and certified safety company, Twin Cities Safety equips students with the tools and knowledge to potentially save lives. The CPR and AED courses?led by a firefighter with real-world experience?teach students how to provide basic care for breathing, cardiac emergencies, and sudden illnesses, at least until advanced medical personnel arrive to take over or conduct an extravagant award ceremony. Twin Cities Safety also offers first aid and safety courses for treating wounds, fractures, and other common injuries. These particular classes can even be modified to focus on a specific subject, such as sports-related ailments.

615 1st Avenue Northeast
Minneapolis,
MN
US

In the Boston area, Points of Light Institute will equip and mobilize volunteers with the tools and funding necessary to complete local service projects organized by Boston Cares. Volunteers will work indoors and out, on projects such as creating a chalk mural on City Hall Plaza and preparing library books for Boston Public Schools's libraries. Meanwhile, caring cadets in other parts of the city will transform an urban orchard into an outdoor classroom at Hennigan Elementary School, clear land on an unused railroad for a recreational trail, and pack medical supplies for developing countries.

2021 East Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis,
MN
US

For nearly a century, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota has provided medical care for children along with clinical and surgical services. With 380 staffed beds at two campuses, the hospitals care for more than 125,700 kids each year. Their pediatric services subscribe to the most current research models and employ innovative practices to maximize the quality of care it provides.

Children’s cultivates a positive and welcoming environment for patients by providing kid-friendly diversions as well as resources for their families. Kids can take part in programming from Star Studio, the in-hospital TV channel, and parents can turn to interpreter services or parenting professionals for assistance.

Children’s will soon complete state-of-the-art renovations on both campuses, which will include private patient rooms, expanded surgery and triage centers, and an internal Ronald McDonald House. The additions will foster an open and airy atmosphere that provides comfort for patients, with designs that integrate science, art, and nature.

420 Southeast Main Street
Minneapolis,
MN
US

Instead of facing off against rival universities, Augsburg College athletes tackle a different opponent in the summer: boredom. Led by camp director and Augsburg College head football coach Frank Haege, the camps pair the school's athletes and coaches with youths for sessions packed with fun drills and games. Depending on the age group, each camp focuses on a different level of offensive and defensive instructions; younger kids’ non-padded, non-contact camps are peppered with motivational sessions, and high schoolers’ conditioning testing strengthens them for full-contact drills. All-day middle-school camps are also non-contact and instill a sense of friendly competition with flag-football matches and other activities such as dodge ball.

2211 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis,
MN
US