Hockey team raises money to reunite school employee with family

In the category of “you raised ’em right,” we give you the kids of the Augsburg hockey team.

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KARE 11 reports the team raised money so that Minasie Theophilos, 54, can go see some of the family he left 33 years ago.

He’s worked at Augsburg for the last 25 years.

“A month and a half ago, my mother passed away, and each one of these kids signed a card, came one by one gave me a hug,” Theophilos tells KARE. “That’s a great team, very friendly, very disciplined, hard-working kids really, and I love them very much.”

Yesterday morning, the team surprised Theophilos with a check for $5,000.

He’ll visit his brother in Norway, but the team is also raising money so Theophilos can return to Ethiopia for an extended stay next year.

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