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Karl Erickson, Shot/Discus Thrower and Community Mentor
Minneapolis, MN

Olympic Trials competitor
US Olympic Training Center resident
7-time All-American
5-time Big Ten Champion
University of Minnesota Record Holder (Discus)
4-time Minnesota State Champion (Shot Put and Discus)
Team Captain

University of Minnesota, 2006

Karl's project finds him in the Boys and Girls Clubs of Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he grew up, attended college and now lives and trains. Karl works with the youth in the after-school programs, who range from kindergarten to high school-age. Most afternoons Karl can be found in the gym coaching basketball or teaching program participants about track and field disciplines. As a result of genuine affability and his ability to connect with the youth in his programs, Karl has created a ready-made fan club for his upcoming competitions. Of his project Karl writes, "I expect that I will get back as much from the children as I plan to be able to give them."

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