Heroes in the Making: Chad and Steve of Aktion Club

Cristy Brusoe

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For Chad Undem, Wednesday night’s Timberwolves game brought an opportunity to be recognized for his hard work. Undem, Noya Woddrich and Tuari Woodrich of the Aktion Club were welcomed onto Target Center court to be honored in front of a huge crowd for their efforts on fighting hunger in Minnesota.

“It felt good and well… I was a little nervous,” Chad said after walking off the court.

For more than 30 years Minnesota FoodShare has helped the hungry by holding the largest fund and food donation in the state. Their March campaign raises more than half the food they distribute annually to food shelves across Minnesota.


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Throughout the year, Minnesota FoodShare advocates on behalf of hungry families with state and federal lawmakers and educates the public about hunger in Minnesota.

During a break in game action, the Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation and Minnesota FoodShare were proud to honor Undem, Noya Woodrich and Tuari woodrich at center court.

Timberwolves President Chris Wright and Minnesota FoodShare Director Suzanne Shatila presented Steve and Chad with autographed team prints.

They are members of Aktion Club, a group for young adults with disabilities. Steve, who was in glee holding his new autographed print, helped raise thousands in donations last year. The club organized a fundraiser for Little Kitchen Food Shelf.


“I work at Culvers of St Anthony and I raised $1,000 in donations,” Chad explained.

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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