Hero in the Making: Everybody Wins Minnesota

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During Monday night’s Timberwolves home game, the FastBreak Foundation was proud to honor Hero in the Making: Daniel Lunde with Everybody Wins Minnesota.


For more than 17 years, Lunde has been a tireless advocate for this literacy mentorship program. Along with being a mentor, he also brings in new volunteers to take part in weekly reading sessions with students in high-poverty neighborhood schools.


“We recruit volunteers that go into intercity schools on a weekly basis for half an hour and we read to children in the intercity and it’s been a fabulous organization and a fabulous success,” Lunde explained.


The Everybody Wins Minnesota program is being honored as a part of Read to Achieve month. Throughout the month of March the FastBreak Foundation focuses on education, fostering the love of reading and putting books in the hands of Minnesota children.


Timberwolves President Chris Wright brought Daniel out to center court to present him with a team-signed print. Daniel received a nice round of applause from the Wolves fans.


“It’s fabulous. It’s a great organization and to get this kind of recognition is very, very good and I’m proud of the organization and I’m proud of all our volunteers,” Lunde 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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