Isaac Kolstad's employer organizes impressive auction benefit - KMSP-TV

Isaac Kolstad's employer organizes impressive auction benefit

Posted: Updated:

A lot of high-ticket items and sports memorabilia will be sold to help the family of Isaac Kolstad, the former Minnesota State University-Mankato linebacker who was critically injured in an assault on the city's streets.

Kolstad's condition remains dire, and with medical bills mounting, his employer organized a silent auction that will begin on Thursday night to help his family offset the costs.

Even Bud Grant, the legendary Hall-of-Fame coach of the Minnesota Vikings, sent along items to be sold at the benefit even though his own garage sale could offer up a bit of competition.

MORE: Bud Grant is having a garage sale

Kolstad began working for Fastenal, located in Mankato, in January. Now, his employer is bringing out a big tent and making preparations for a live auction under the ##22strong banner. The sales will begin at 4 p.m. and continue through 7 p.m. on Thursday night.

When word went out that the guys at Fastenal were looking for items to sell, some impressive items began pouring in -- including:

- A box of cigars from Twins' manager Ron Gardenhire's 1,000th win
- Autographed Ted Williams print
- Baseball bats from Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau
- Jerome Simpson's game-used cleats
- A signed Grandlund jersey from the Minnesota Wild
- A basketball signed by the Minnesota Timberwolves
- A signed football from Bud Grant
- Hand-carved duck decoys

All winning bids will be deposited directly to the Kolstad fund on, which has already raised more than $45,000.

This week, the Kolstad family shared an update on CaringBridge to say that the swelling in Isaac's brain had gone down; however, his neurological activity is unchanged. He remains on life-support.

The family has since hired a lawyer, who told Fox 9 News he will be responsible for multiple things. Among them, any future civil lawsuits and overseeing the money raised to ensure it goes where it is supposed to.

Widgets Magazine
Powered by WorldNow

11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices