C.H. Robinson And Timberwolves Continue Partnership Through WolvesCare Month
Wolves Editorial/Social Media Associate
Over the years, the Minnesota Timberwolves have made it a top priority to serve within their community. And throughout the month of January, the Wolves are able to go above and beyond through their partnership with C.H. Robinson Worldwide.
C.H. Robinson Worldwide, a Fortune 500 third-party logistics provider, is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minn., and is in its second season as the sponsor of the FastBreak Foundation’s January WolvesCare community initiative. WolvesCare Month focuses on organizations and events that work to service, support and encourage Minnesota youth suffering from terminal or long-term illnesses.
Prior to the Wolves - Rockets game Monday night, C.H. Robinson CEO John Wiehoff took some time to discuss the partnership with the Wolves and their initiative to give back to the community.
“C.H. Robinson and the Timberwolves Foundation have a lot of mutual goals,” Wiehoff said. “Both organizations focus heavily on people and the community. And as we have gotten to know each other better we decided there were a lot of things we could do to promote giving back to the community and really supporting some of the common causes we have to work together.”
One of the programs the partnership has taken pride in is the month-long “Heroes in the Making” presentations. Each game, during the month of January, the FastBreak Foundation focuses its attention on the Timberwolves’ toughest fans – children with life-threatening or long-term illnesses. Along with an on-court presentation with Timberwolves President Chris Wright and a C.H. Robinson Worldwide representative, the chosen fan is presented with a jersey, autographed team ball and provided a suite for his or her family and friends to watch the game.
Additionally, C.H. Robinson is involved with the Wolves Reading Timeout program at Children Hospitals & Clinics and will be involved with the Cooking for a Cause event on Jan. 28. Cooking for a Cause is an event in which various Timberwolves players help cook diabetic-friendly meals with diabetic children at the Way-Cool Cooking School in Eden Prairie.
"This is another opportunity to work with some good organizations to focus on lifestyles and diet," Wiehoff said. "Hopefully it will help to make a difference in the lives of the kids who are struggling with diseases or things that can be improved by diet." C.H. Robinson Worldwide’s generosity and commitment goes a long way in helping the Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation make a different in the lives of children who are going through a rough time.
Wiehoff’s involvement is one he and the company cherish and are glad to look forward to continuing the partnership for many years.
“It means an awful lot to be a part of this,” Wiehoff said. “The kids and causes that we support are self evident and obviously good causes that we feel very good about supporting. But above and beyond that we feel our team of people get a lot of positive motivation and encouragement from the optimism and courage you see in the kids that we are dealing with."
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