Wolves To Take Over Mall Of America For WolvesCare Hope Kids Event
As part of The FastBreak Foundation's WolvesCare month, presented by C.H. Robinson, the Minnesota Timberwolves will host 10-12 area children from HopeKids -- children with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses -- for an afternoon of fun at Mall of America on Tuesday, Jan. 29.
Timberwolves players Chase Budinger, Greg Stiemsma and Derrick Williams are scheduled to host the children from HopeKids at the Mall of America. The fun will begin at 3:30 p.m. with a stop at Build-A-Bear where all of the children, with help from the Wolves players, will create some furry friends.
Following Build-A-Bear, the children and Wolves players will enjoy Schwan's ice cream in Nickelodeon Universe.
The day will wrap up with the kids getting a VIP tour through SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium. While at SEA LIFE, the Wolves players and HopeKids children will unveil the name and details of a new exhibit, featuring K-Love the octopus, which opens this spring and will be sponsored by the Timberwolves.
HopeKids provides ongoing events and activities and a powerful, unique support community for children with cancer and other life-threatening medical conditions.
Through WolvesCare month, the Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation has turned its attention this January to some of the Wolves' smallest fans, but those with the biggest hearts: children suffering from chronic illnesses. Throughout the month at each Timberwolves game and at several events across the community, the FastBreak Foundation's WolvesCare initiative has worked to make a difference in these courageous children's lives.
The FastBreak Foundation is proud to be supported by the Roger and Nancy McCabe Foundation.
About C.H. Robinson
Founded in 1905, C.H. Robinson is a global provider of multimodal logistics services and fresh produce sourcing to 37,000 customers through a network of more than 230 offices and over 10,500 employees around the world. The company works with 53,000 transportation providers worldwide. C.H. Robinson is a Fortune 500 company and has annual revenues of over $10 billion.
Through the company and its Foundation, C.H. Robinson and its employees contribute millions of dollars annually to a variety of organizations, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Community Health Charities, American Red Cross, Children's Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota, and Global Impact. The company is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and has been publicly traded on the NASDAQ since 1997. For more information about C.H. Robinson, visit http://www.chrobinson.com.
About the 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 2,146 organizations with $842,790 in in-kind donations, 20,000 Tickets for Kids donations, 3,107 volunteer hours, 53 community members honored on-court, and 15 grants distributed.