Wolves Honor Antioch Ministries

Hero In The Making: Wolves Honor Antioch Ministries

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When Scott and Amy Whitmore founded the Antioch Ministries seven years ago, they never expected the organization to grow into what it has become.

“Kids just started coming over because they wanted homework help,” Scott Whitmore said. “They wanted dinner, they wanted to hangout and so we started inviting kids to our house. It grew to 40 kids out of our house.”

Scott and Amy Whitmore are the co-founders of Antioch Ministries, an organization that was honored during Monday night’s Timberwolves home game against the Dallas Mavericks.

The Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation continued its Season of Giving honors Friday night by welcoming the Antioch Ministries to the Target Center during the second quarter for a crowd ovation.

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.

Antioch Ministries is an organization that empowers youth leaders of North Minneapolis to be active and successful members of their community. During the holidays the youth receive inspirational books to encourage personal growth, while their families receive grocery gift cards to help make the holiday season more affordable.

“It was awe inspiring. We didn’t deserve it. It was just a blessing to be here.”

Minnesota Timberwolves President Chris Wright and SPIRE Federal Credit Union CEO Dan Stoltz presented a team signed ball to co-founders Scott and Amy Whitmore.

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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