MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — An event in Mankato Saturday is meant to thank everyone for helping a family during a difficult time.

It’s called “Kruisin for Kolstad,” and it’s a 5K run held at Sibley Park starting at 10 a.m.

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Former Mankato State University football player Isaac Kolstad suffered brain damage after a fight with former Gopher Philip Nelson and another man nearly a year ago.

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Kolstad’s wife, Molly, says on his CaringBridge page that they couldn’t have gotten this far without the community’s support.

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Click here for more information about the event.