Hockey Team Shows Heart; Raises Money to Help Custodian - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

    Hockey Team Shows Heart

    Minnesota's  Augsburg College men's hockey team raised thousands of dollars in a matter of hours to allow a beloved college custodian to visit his family overseas. Minasie Theophilos, 54, oversees Augsburg's ice arena, known widely for his pride in his job and keeping the rink spotless. Theophilos left his home in Ethiopia 33 years ago and has never had a chance to return to visit this family. He's been employed by Augsburg as a custodian for 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," said Theophilos. "That's a great team, very friendly, very disciplined, hard-working kids really, and I love them very much." The Auggies men's hockey team didn't stop there and decided to set up a fundraiser for Theophilos. In 24 hours, the GoFundMe fundraiser surpassed its original goal of $3,000.   (Published Thursday, Mar 16, 2017) Minnesota's  Augsburg College men's hockey team raised thousands of dollars in a matter of hours to allow a beloved college custodian to visit his... See More