MN Gold - Minnesota Olympians
May 04, 2020
Patrick Mader, Author and Public Speaker
MN Gold - Minnesota Olympians

Patrick “Packy” Mader has a background in education, business, and agriculture, with a professional career as an elementary teacher and is the author of six books.  He grew up on a dairy farm near St. Bonifacius, Minnesota, and has been a lifelong fan of sports at all levels leading to the creation of two 400-page nonfiction books, Minnesota Gold and More Minnesota Gold.   The new book includes Minnesota's only 5-time Olympian, world record holders in running and swimming, and how these remarkable athletes "give back" to their sport, school, and community.  He and his wife, Karen, live in Northfield, and are the parents of two children.