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Students in Osseo Area Schools’ Kidstop program celebrated the conclusion of their summer-long service learning project at Rush Creek Elementary on Aug. 16 by presenting a check for $1,873 to the Pinky Swear Foundation, an organization that supports families with children battling cancer. Throughout the summer, Kidstop participants partnered with University of Minnesota Golden Gopher athletes to raise money and collect toys for Pinky Swear. Pictured left to right, front row: Gopher track and field athlete Nicolle Murphy; Kidstop students Abby Rynders, Hannah Kuhn, Nathan Leimbek and Jazzy Tew; and Gopher soccer player Haley Helverson. Back row: Pinky Swear Foundation Development Representative Ali Vos, Development Director Wendy Paulson, and Gopher athletes Toby Anderson (baseball), Riley Smith (baseball) and Temi Ogunrinde (track and field).