FastBreak Foundation Honors Life Rebuilders

FastBreak Foundation Honors Life Rebuilders

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The Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation continued its Season of Giving honors Wednesday night by welcoming the Life Rebuilders organization to the Target Center during the Timberwolves home game against the Portland Trail Blazers.

Throughout the month of December, the Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation focuses it’s efforts on improving the holiday season for Minnesotans in need, as well as recognizing those in the community whose work assists others.

The Life Rebuilders organization provides transitional housing and services for men of the Twin Cities by helping them get back on their feet and reuniting them with their families. During the holidays these men give back to the community by serving those in need.

“We work with men coming out of jail, prison, treatment or homeless in Minneapolis and Dakota County. So, that when they come out of prison, the dominos are going in the right direction. They’re employed; they are reunited with their families. They also work on their education level,” said Gary Parker, CEO of Life Rebuilders. Minnesota Timberwolves President Chris Wright and SPIRE Federal Credit Union CEO Dan Stoltz presented a team signed ball to CEO Gary Parker and Board Chair John Dejong.

“It’s just great to see somebody saying thanks for what we do. It’s nice for the guys up in the suite. It’s nice of SPIRE to do this as well as the Timberwolves,” Parker 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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