In a few weeks, Minnesota will be back on the practice fields working to build off a 7-6 campaign from a year ago. But in the final days before the helmets and shoulder pads go back on, the Gophers decided to give back to the community.

On Monday, P.J. Fleck and members of the Minnesota football team took the day to visit children at the Ronald McDonald House in the Twin Cities. The team spent time with children and enjoyed a lunch at the event.

Tanner Morgan, Seth Green and Fleck all talked about the experience to KSTP Sports.

From Ronald McDonald House Charities website:

Since 1974, RMHC has created programs that strengthen families during difficult times. RMHC provides vital resources and compassionate care to children and their families being served by leading hospitals worldwide. Core RMHC programs — Ronald McDonald Houses, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, and Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles — provide access to health care and enable family-centered care.

Minnesota’s season gets underway on Thursday, Aug. 29 against South Dakota State.