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MINNESOTA HISTORY CENTER!

The 2016 Minnesota National Girls and Women in Sports Day award ceremony will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at the Minnesota History Center from 12-1 p.m. Some of Minnesota’s most inspiring and influential student-athletes, coaches and athletic leaders will be recognized. 

2016 Award Winners
Marie Berg Award 
Cheryl King, Physical educator and coach, Anoka, Champlin Park and Park High Schools

Kwame McDonald Media Award
Anne Abicht, Former Director of Athletic Media Relations, St. Cloud State University

Wilma Rudolph Courage Award
Alexis Shifflett, US Paralympic Volleyball Team

Special Merit Awards
Kathy Fredricksen, Moose Lake High School 
Barbara Knutson, Mankato West High School
Joan Paulson, Forest Lake Area Schools
Jeannie Thoren, Women’s Skiing

Minnesota Legacy Award
Eleanor “Ele” Hansen, Carleton College

Minnesota Milestone Award
Minnesota Lynx

Breaking Barriers Awards
Shelly Boyum-Breen, Foundation IX, children’s books author
Jan Eifealdt, Ortonville Public Schools
Girls’ Initiative in Recreation and Leisurely Sports
       Elizabeth Bye, Fatimah Hussein, 
       Salma Hussein and Chelsey Thul
Hornbills Flag Football Team - YWCA of Minneapolis
Kelly Klatt, Grand Rapids community
Bob Kuehl, Mound Westonka community
John C. Legeros, Mound Westonka community
Erin Lind, Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Jackie Lindsay, Crookston High School
Annette Margarit, Academy of Holy Angels
Minnesota Women’s Soccer League
Bonnie Jean Moren, Bloomington Public Schools
Wayne Olson, Glenville High School
Jody Redman, Minnesota State High School League

2016 Donors
Ann Miller
Augsburg College
Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau
Broadway Awards
Carol & Steve Howe-Veenstra
College of St. Benedict
Dorothy McIntyre
Downtowner Woodfire Grill
Dr. Gretchen Koehler - Gustavus Adolphus College
Hamline University Athletics
Janet Gerhauser Carpenter
Janna & Mike LaFountaine
Jerry Artz
Jo Batty-George
Lisa Lissimore
Macalester College
Mary Beth Barry
Mary Lager
Minneapolis Northwest Convention and Visitors Bureau
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
Minnesota Lynx/Timberwolves
Minnesota Recreation & Park Association
Minnesota State High School Association
Minnesota Youth Athletic Services
North Country Region Volleyball
Shelly Boyum-Breen
St. Catherine University
Susan Alstrom
Town & Country Insurance
Tucker Center for Research on Girls and Women in Sports
Universal Athletics
USTA Northern
Velma Teichroew
YWCA of Minneapolis

Directions to the Minnesota History Center
From the West: Take I-94 east and exit at Kellogg Blvd/Marion St. Turn right and this will be Kellogg Blvd. Drive through the stoplight at John Ireland Blvd. Turn left using the next available left turn lane, and into History Center entrance drive.

From the East: Take I-94 west. Exit at Marion St. and turn left on Marion, crossing over I-94. Follow Marion St. and it will turn into Kellogg Blvd. Drive through the stoplight at John Ireland Blvd. Turn left using the next available left turn lane, and into the History Center entrance drive.

From the North: Take I-35E south to St. Paul, and follow signs to I-94 west. Stay in the right lane on I-94 west and exit at Marion St. Turn left onto Marion, crossing over I-94. Follow Marion St. and it will turn into Kellogg Blvd. Drive through the stoplight at John Ireland Blvd. Turn left using the next available left turn lane, and into the History Center entrance drive.

From the South: Take I-35E north and exit at Kellogg Blvd. Turn left onto Kellogg. Halfway up the hill, turn right into the History Center entrance drive.

Public Transportation
Bus routes that stop near the History Center include the 16, 21 and 94. Please visit the Metro Transit website for detailed information.

Parking
The parking lot at the Minnesota History Center is available to building visitors, members, and the general public when spaces are available. Enter off of Kellogg Boulevard.

Daily parking is $5. Members receive a discounted rate when they show their card. Event rates may apply for special programs or when events occur downtown.

Limited handicapped parking is available free of charge (with permit) at the parking meters when you pull into the History Center drive. Additional handicapped parking is available for a fee in our parking lot.

2016 Newsroom - Local New Coverage
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2016 Release - click here. Event Page - click herePhoto Gallery.
2015 Release - click here. Event Page - click herePhoto Gallery.
2014 Release - click here. Event Page - click herePhoto Gallery.
2013 Release - click herePhoto Gallery.
2012 Release - click here.
2011 Release - click here.
2010 Release - click here.