U of M puts out call for volunteers to help dig out TCF Bank Stadium for Vikes game

It’s BYOS time: Bring Your Own Shovels — and gloves, too.

Some people say that pro sports and big-time college sports are all about money and fame and power and politics and millionaire athletes and billionaire owners.

Not in Minnesota. Not this week. Look at this release from the University of Minnesota athletics department about preparations for Monday’s Vikings-Bears game at TCF Bank Stadium:

“The University of Minnesota has released information for volunteers interested in helping with snow removal at TCF Bank Stadium in preparation for Monday night’s Vikings-Bears game.

“Volunteers will be accepted at 8 a.m., noon and 4 p.m. beginning Thursday. Volunteer help will be accepted at those times on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. No volunteer help is being requested or accepted for Wednesday. Volunteers should gather outside the Lincoln County entrance to TCF Bank Stadium at the times listed above.

“Volunteers must be 18 years of age and are encouraged to wear proper outdoor attire. Shovels will be provided, but volunteers are welcome to bring their own shovel if they wish.”

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