FastBreak Foundation Honors Leech Lake Legacy

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On Wednesday night the Timberwolves and Roger and Nancy McCabe Foundation partnered up to honor the Leech Lake Legacy organization.

Throughout the season, The Roger and Nancy McCabe Foundation have partnered with the FastBreak Foundation to positively impact the lives of Minnesotans.

Members of the Leech Lake Legacy organization were brought out on court to be awarded a grant in front of the Target Center crowd. The atmosphere was overwhelming, as co-founder Marilou Chanrasmi explained, “I’m speechless. It was an amazing experience, absolutely.”

Leech Lake Legacy is an animal welfare organization that empowers residents of Indian reservations to enrich the lives of animals in their community by providing education and resources where needed.

“Our organization works with the tribal police and tribal council. We transport, re-home animals in the reservation. We also offer spay/neuter and wellness clinics and dog houses for outside the reservation,” Chanrasmi explained.

Since May 2011, Leech Lake Legacy has positively impacted the lives of over 3,500 animals.

Roger and Nancy McCabe were on hand to present a $5,000 check to Leech Lake Legacy’s co-founders Marilou Chanrasmi, Jenny Fitzer and the rest of the board.

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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