Benefits: U of M Masonic Children's Hospital Programs and Services for Patients and Families
A Very Specialist Christmas
Goal $ 25,000.00
100% towards our goal
DONOR LIST
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
The Minnesota Specialists continue to go above and beyond their call as student-athletes. Everyone deserves a Very Specialist Christmas.
Dempsey Family
$ 25.00
Way to spread the Holiday cheer Peter ! Ski-U-Mah!
Tomas Cibak
$ 100.00
The Ollman Family
$ 40.00
Anonymous
$ 10.00
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Anonymous
$ 200.00
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Richard (Uncle Dick) Murphy
$ 100.00
Great job Peter! Very proud of you.
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 10.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Jerry And Ellen Mortell
$ 100.00
Jennifer P.
$ 25.00
Thank you for all you've done to help people. Class act.
Anonymous
$ 15.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Nicolet Bank
$ 250.00
Very cool Peter!
Gopher Fan
$ 50.00
Great cause! Guys like Peter make me proud to be a Gopher fan and football season ticket holder!
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Anonymous
$ 20.00
Gopher Bandanna Guy
$ 50.00
Thank you Peter and Gopher Specialists, for continuing to brilliantly represent the U. Not just on the football field, but in the classroom and in philanthropy. SKI U MAH
Anonymous
$ 15.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Eric WITCZAK
$ 25.00
Anonymous
$ 10.37
Anonymous
$ 40.00
The French Family
$ 75.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Anonymous
$ 10.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Elizabeth Patty
$ 50.00
Many thanks, Peter! Let's go Goohers!
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Jeff & Mary Jo Walch
$ 25.00
A tremendous and generous effort by Peter Mortell and the Minnesota Specialists. We need more of this in our world....
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Hervey Family
$ 75.00
Proud of you Peter
Anonymous
$ 25.00
The Kincheloe Family
$ 50.00
Jake
$ 25.00
#holderoftheyear #gopackgo #nfl1
Anonymous
$ 20.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Anonymous
$ 1,000.00
Anonymous
$ 20.00
Steve & Cheryl Thompson
$ 200.00
A great cause supported by our favorite Big Ten punter and best holder in the country!!
Jason Ross
$ 1,000.00
Great cause. For the kids!
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 30.00
Maxx Williams
$ 200.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 5,000.00
Anonymous
$ 20.00
Santa
$ 100.00
Thank you, Peter! #GBR
Anonymous
$ 5.84
Anonymous
$ 20.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Adam & Vanessa Clark
$ 100.00
Anonymous
$ 10.00
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Polly, Nick & Danielle Bunker
$ 37.00
Mary Jo McCarthy
$ 25.00
I'm in Peter. Great thought and effort. Merry Christmas!
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Anonymous
$ 10.00
Kelsey
$ 50.00
Happy Holidays to Masonic Hospital patients!
Jenna
$ 50.00
The Klapper Family
$ 26.00
Wishing you all the best during this Holiday Season.
The BW Family
$ 25.00
Chris H
$ 100.00
Thank you for all you do by bringing joy and making a difference in these kids' lives.
Anonymous
$ 5.00
Roslansky Family
$ 100.00
Ski-U-Mah - way to live the true Minnesota spirit every day Peter!
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Proud to be a Gopher fan.
Jason Wilde
$ 50.00
Great cause, great job, Peter. #PuntersArePeopleToo
Carol Keers And Tom Mungavan
$ 25.00
Pete, with your heart and passion, you have a great future ahead of you! Minnesota Specialists ROCK!
Cavan
$ 25.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Anonymous
$ 50.16
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Anonymous
$ 15.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 20.00
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Young Family
$ 37.37
You are the model student athlete Peter. You make Gopher Fans proud to support the program and other causes like this.
Karl Z
$ 25.00
Great Job Peter. Ski-U-Mah!
Brian Krueger
$ 25.00
Jaxson
$ 20.00
Ski u mah!
The Reeves Family
$ 100.00
Proud of these efforts & to be Minnesota Golden Gophers!!!
Arnold Family
$ 100.00
Thank you for continuing to represent the University of Minnesota to reach out to those who need a bright moment in their troubling times.
Ryan
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 40.00
Tim Mahan
$ 50.00
You are an inspiration Pete, Happy Holidays!
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Anonymous
$ 20.00
MplsGopherFan
$ 25.00
Thanks, Peter! We are going to miss you next year!
Anonymous
$ 10.00
Anonymous
$ 20.00
The Larson Family
$ 20.00
Peter, You are a great role model for young men in our state! Thanks for leading this charge. Merry Christmas!
Anonymous
$ 15.00
Dick And Betty Schaaf
$ 25.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 5.00
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 20.00
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Kris Knetsch
$ 50.00
What a great way to rep the University of Minnesota! Such great heart!
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Anonymous
$ 10.00
Luke Rasmussen
$ 25.00
Merry Christmas my Gopher brother.
Anonymous
$ 20.00
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Eric Kraushar
$ 20.00
Happy to assist in your goal, Peter!
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Brad
$ 50.00
Great work Peter from a proud Gopher grad and season ticket holder.
Tessa Fredman
$ 10.00
Everyone deserves the very best Christmas! Cheers to this amazing cause!!
Steve Beuning
$ 50.00
good idea/cause
Maury Miller
$ 50.00
A future Senator or Governor.
Anonymous
$ 25.00
1SG Richard Carlson
$ 500.00
Proud Minnesotan, go Gophers!!
Anonymous
$ 75.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Bob & Jane Witczak
$ 25.00
Sarah Ewald
$ 100.00
As a former cancer patient at Masonic and a current U of M student, thank you for all you are doing to help these amazing children and the university!
Anonymous
$ 10.00
K-Dawg
$ 25.00
Erin And Scott M.
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
David And Susan
$ 100.00
Thanks for doing this Peter. Grateful U of M grads, season tix holders, parents of a former patient, AND: our daughter married a punter!
Anonymous
$ 20.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Todd Oakes
$ 50.00
Thanks Peter - Go Gophers!
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Bill
$ 25.00
Have a Ski-U-Mah Christmas!
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Paige Palkovich
$ 20.00
Bill
$ 37.37
Awesome idea. Way to represent the U. Ski-U-Mah and Merry Christmas to all!
Michael And Nancy Konecny
$ 25.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Todd & Tracy Johnson
$ 100.00
Anonymous
$ 20.00
Namma N Nampa
$ 25.00
In honor of our grandsons Bear and Danny. Future gophers?!
Aspen
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 20.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Anonymous
$ 500.00
Anonymous
$ 15.00
Bob Arnold
$ 25.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Elizabeth & K.C.
$ 100.00
Go Hawks Beat Cancer!
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
The Dougherty Family
$ 25.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Ryan Nahan
$ 10.00
Great idea for the children run by a great individual
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Anonymous
$ 20.00
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Anonymous
$ 200.00
L & C
$ 50.00
Thank you Peter for making a difference in our community. You truly are a fine young man who will go far in life! Go Gophers!
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 20.00
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Jim Carter
$ 1,000.00
Nice going, Pete!
Anonymous
$ 5.00
Birthday Friend
$ 29.00
Proud to share a birthday with someone of your character, humor, and generosity.
Jenny Greene
$ 50.00
Spending the holidays in the hospital is never fun, but it sadly is a reality a lot of these kids are used to facing. This will go a LONG way in making this Christmas in the hospital a little brighter.
Anonymous
$ 25.00
The Franzen Family
$ 25.00
Thanks Pete for all that you do!
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Anonymous
$ 15.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Kim Jordahl
$ 50.00
VERY COOL! The Specialist are extra special to this Mom! :)
Anonymous
$ 10.00
The Lehtinen's In St. Paul
$ 25.00
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Anonymous
$ 20.00
Anonymous
$ 56.89
Anonymous
$ 20.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
The Jessen-Howard Bros
$ 25.00
Merry Christmas! Go Gophers and go Irish!
Todd Robey
$ 20.00
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Olivia Johnson
$ 40.00
Keep up the great work Peter!!
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Gary And Pam
$ 100.00
Thanks for doing this, Peter, and for your four classy years as a Golden Gopher!
The Kurtt Family
$ 10.00
Further demonstration of your worthiness for the Holder of the Year award.
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Anonymous
$ 15.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Anonymous
$ 20.00
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Anonymous
$ 5.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Ted Weidenbach
$ 25.00
Thank you for putting this together! What a great way to bring together the Gopher community to do good! Ski-U-Mah!
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 40.00
Anonymous
$ 25.00
The Lehtinen's In St. Paul
$ 50.00
We came back and gave more! Way to go Peter!
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Anne Mortell & Dan Baird
$ 50.00
Way to go Peter!! Keep it up! We're proud of you!
Bobby Sexton
$ 20.00
The Holder of the Year continues to impress!
Anonymous
$ 25.00
James Halvorson
$ 50.00
What a wonderful idea! Thank you for your thoughtfulness and efforts. A real "Golden Gopher"
Anonymous
$ 20.00
Anonymous
$ 20.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 75.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 20.00
Peter, thanks for being such a great Gopher. Proud to have players/people like you at the U!
Doug & Andrea
$ 250.00
Keep doing amazing things Peter!
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Thank you Peter for everything you have done for the U!
Anonymous
$ 10.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Jon Ruzek
$ 20.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Professional Fabrications, Inc
$ 250.00
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Hoping you reach your goal and also including prayers for extra blessings for the kids.
Jan Unstad
$ 25.00
Thank you for being so generous! You make us proud.
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Anonymous
$ 25.00
B & L Jordahl & Family.
$ 100.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 150.00
Anonymous
$ 37.37
GO GET EM 37
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Lucas Miller
$ 25.00
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Ryan McIntyre
$ 25.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
The Hokan Almstrom Family
$ 200.00
Congratulations Peter on a great career with the Gophers. You can bet you'll be remembered for a long time! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Anonymous
$ 80.63
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Griffin Family
$ 25.00
Thank you Peter Mortell. Your generosity and humility are equally good. I hope many more athletes emulate your desire to be remembered more for what you do off the field than on it. Thanks again and good luck. Go Gophers! Ski-U-Mah
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Anonymous
$ 30.00
Anonymous
$ 1,000.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
MikeyBK
$ 50.00
Your idea to support birthday parties really touched me. Please, PLEASE, try to make that happen! You're a hell of a guy. Congrats and best holiday wishes to someone who makes us proud to be Gophers fans. Cheers.
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Sean T
$ 25.00
Keep up the amazing work Peter!
Jim & Gayle
$ 500.00
Strong work Peter. Gopher specialists are special.
Anonymous
$ 40.00
Anonymous
$ 20.00
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Tom & Katie Nickerson
$ 250.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Anonymous
$ 37.00
Anonymous
$ 37.00
Pat & Nancy Burke
$ 100.00
Great job Peter!!
Curt, Lori And Stella
$ 100.00
Who knew such a fine young man could come from Green Bay? Thanks Pete, you are much more than Holder of the Year.
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Anonymous
$ 500.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
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Update 12/18:  I have underestimated you, Minnesota.  After 12 hours, we have hit our initial goal of $10,000.  

But why stop now?  Let's keep making a difference.  

New Goal: $25,000

 

 

My name is Peter Mortell and I'm currently a Punter/FG Holder (Specialist) on the University of Minnesota football team.  Last year, our team participated in the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida.  As part of our gift package, we were given a $452 gift card to BestBuy.  I decided to use my gift card to buy Christmas gifts for kids at St. Joseph's Home for Children.  The feedback I've received since has been overwhelming.  All of the people who showed their support helped me realize how willing to give our community truly is.  It got me thinking- how can we do something bigger and better this year?  That's how "A Very Specialist Christmas" was born.

I'm proud to partner with the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital to raise money and buy gifts for the many teenage patients who are spending their holiday in a hospital room.  Many times, people generously donate gifts for younger kids and children.  As amazing as this is, often the demographic of teenage patients gets overlooked- but not this year.  My goal is to raise money so that we can purchase gifts that not only current patients at the hospital can use, but future patients as well.

My team and I are currently in the process of searching for a corporation to match all donations raised.  It is my hope to bring smiles to these patients this year, and with your help, my $25,000 goal is well within reach.  Please consider donating to my cause and help teenagers at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital have a "Very Specialist Christmas."

In addition to the gifts made through this page, I'd like to thank U of M President Eric Kaler and his wife, Karen, for contributing an additional $1,000 to this cause. Thank you!

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