Gophers football team visits Ronald McDonald House

Updated: July 16, 2019 03:23 PM

The Minnesota Gophers football team provided a lot of smiles around the Ronald McDonald House on Monday afternoon.

"This is a charity that's near and dear to our hearts. Heather (Fleck) and I enjoy every moment we can we when visit the Ronald McDonald House here in Minneapolis. Amy (Ament) and the rest of the staff who work here do an unbelievable job for these kids and we just want to do our part to give these kids as many opportunities that we can," Gophers head coach P.J. Fleck said.


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The Flecks are supporting "Camp RMH" and as much as the kids get out of their time with the Gophers football team and the BBQ that goes along with it, the players seem to get more from the kids in this time of giving back.

"I really love coming over here. The kids are great and it gives me a true perspective on what's important in life. I love this football team, but it's time with these kids that really makes a difference in a persons life and I'm just happy to be a part of this great cause," says Gophers senior Seth Green.

"The connection with the University of Minnesota Masonic is incredible. About 50 percent of our patients come from Masonic and coach Fleck and Heather came into town and made this a priority, community a priority, made team support in the community a priority and have really found a love for the Ronald McDonald House a priority here for them as well," says Amy Ament, who is the COO for RMHC Midwest.

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