Williams, Stiemsma To Serve Customers At St. Louis Park Arby's On Oct. 29
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Derrick Williams and center Greg Stiemsma will serve customers at the Arby's restaurant in St. Louis Park (1690 Park Place Blvd.) on Monday, Oct. 29 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from that hour will benefit both the Arby's Foundation in support of Share our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign and the Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation.
Arby's and the Minnesota Timberwolves will also team up on Dec. 29 during the Wolves/Phoenix Suns game to sponsor No Kid Hungry Night. The first 1,000 fans to donate a non-perishable food item as they enter the arena will receive an Arby's/Wolves backpack.
About Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc.
Atlanta-based Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. is the second largest quick-service sandwich chain in the U.S. with more than 3,500 restaurants system wide. In addition to its classic Roast Beef and Beef ‘n Cheddar sandwiches, slow-roasted and thinly sliced in store daily, Arby’s is also known for its deli-style Market Fresh® line of sandwiches and salads, Curly Fries and Jamocha Shakes. In September 2012, Arby’s introduced the greatest thing since sliced roast beef – hot Turkey Roasters, a full line of oven roasted, turkey sandwiches, thinly sliced in-store daily. To learn more about Arby’s, please visit www.arbys.com.
About the Arby’s Foundation, Inc.
Since 1986, the Arby's Foundation, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, has raised more than $52 million to support youth initiatives in the communities the foundation serves. In 2011, the Arby’s Foundation contributed $2.2 million dollars toward its new mission to end childhood hunger in America. The Arby’s Foundation is the charitable arm of Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc., and works together with AFA Service Corporation (Arby's Franchise Association), Arby's suppliers and the generosity of Arby's customers and employees to ensure that all children in America have access to wholesome food choices, because every child deserves to learn, play and grow. For more information on the Arby’s Foundation, please visit www.arbysfoundation.org.
Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry Campaign
More than 16 million children in America struggle with hunger. Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry® campaign is ending childhood hunger by connecting kids to the healthy food they need, every day. No Kid Hungry brings together governors, mayors, businesses, chefs, federal and state agencies, educators and community leaders to connect children at risk of hunger with food and nutrition programs where they live, learn and play. No Kid Hungry also teaches families how to cook healthy, affordable meals through Cooking Matters® and invests in community organizations that fight hunger. Get involved at NoKidHungry.org.
About the Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation
The Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation provides and supports hands-on programs that positively impact Minnesota youth. Through giving, education and basketball opportunities, the Foundation enables young people to make responsible decisions, contribute to their futures, and experience lifelong memories. 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 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.
The Wolves open the 2012-13 season at Target Center on Nov. 2 when they host the Sacramento Kings. Tickets can be purchased at timberwolves.com or 1.800.4.NBA.TIX.