FastBreak Foundation Honors Hope for the City

FastBreak Foundation Honors Hope for the City

Cristy Brusoe
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The Hope for the City organization was honored Saturday night during the Timberwolves loss to the Miami Heat. The ceremony took place in front of the jam-packed Target Center crowd, as the organization was presented with a grant from the Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation and SPIRE Federal Credit Union.

Throughout the month of December, the Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation is celebrating the Season of Giving, present by SPIRE Federal Credit Union. During the month, the foundation focuses on improving the holiday season for Minnesotans in need, as well as recognizing those in the community whose work assists others.

Minnesota Timberwolves President, Chris Wright, along with SPIRE Federal Credit Union CEO Dan Stoltz, presented a $5,000 grant to Quenton Marty and Jeremy Newhouse, representing the Hope for the City organization.

“We’re a small lean and mean team. We’re 13 strong. So to be able to come, enjoy the game, have fun in the beautiful suite, have some food and watch the game is a real privilege.”

The Hope for the City organization turns sources into resources to save lives, next door and around the world. The grant will be used to support the Winter Break Lunch Box for Kids program and provide a meal to students while they are on winter break.

“We’ve learned that people want to matter in this world. What Hope for the City does is we help people matter more and things matter more. We help people be more resourceful with the things that they have,” Marty said.

In the past year, the Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation and the Minnesota Lynx Foundation have combined to impact 2,028 organizations with $750,000 in-kind donations, 60,000 Tickets for Kids donations, 4,226 volunteer hours, 45 Heroes in the Making on-court presentations and fourteen $5,000 grants.

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