Saturday, September 9, 2017

1991 D.A.R.E. Celebrity Softball Classic Pin

          Here's an unusual item featuring Herschel, which I recently obtained for the Hoard.  This is a pin promoting the D.A.R.E. Celebrity Softball Classic.

          D.A.R.E. stood for Drug Abuse Resistance Education,  a program set up to highlight the dangers of drug abuse, especially to children.  Herschel Walker took a strong anti-drug use stance during his career.

           From what I could find, the event took place between June 28th and 30th, 1991; at the University of Minnesota.  Walker, of course, played for the Vikings at this time, and can be seen in the lower left of the image, in a purple Minnesota Vikings jersey.

         I think the man seated to Herschel's left might be Neal Broten of the Minnesota North Stars of the N.H.L.

         I don't know who the other two athletes pictured are.  One is in a Minnesota Twins uniform. I thought maybe it was Kirby Puckett, but I don't think so.  The other guy is what looks like a basketball jersey.

         If anyone reading this knows who the other guys are, please leave a comment and let me know.


Cooler Brian said...

Al Newman is the Twin, most likely it's Pooh Richardson of the Timberwolves as the last guy.

Dave Bancroft said...

Thank you sir, I appreciate the update.