Hockey with the Pros at Sanford POWER clinic

Pro hockey players were in town Wednesday as part of one of Sanford Health’s first public events in well over a year.

Gigi Marvin with Lakeland’s Chaz Mootz during media availability.

The Sanford POWER with the Pros hockey clinic included professional hockey players Matt Cullen and Gigi Marvin.

The clinic focused on strength and conditioning training for budding hockey players.

Marvin spoke on how challenging gender perceptions are in athletics, and had some advice for young girls with athletic aspirations.

Sanford Bemidji’s Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Director Brad Neis said the clinic gave Sanford the opportunity to invest in community wellness, and that the partnership with Bemidji Community Arena is just the start.

A potential plan has been discussed to build the Wellness Center, with a staggered $10 million gift from the health network, on the Rail Corridor site.

 


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north-central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment, and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji and enjoys spending her spare time with her son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.


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