WolvesCare Month Celebrates Keys 4/4 Kids

by Mark Remme
Web Editor

WolvesCare Month Celebrates Keys 4/4 Kids

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The Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation took a special moment to honor the Keys 4/4 Kids organization during the jam-packed Timberwolves home game against the Thunder Saturday night at Target Center.

Throughout the month of January, C.H. Robinson and the Minnesota Timberwolves’ FastBreak Foundation celebrates WolvesCare month and turns their attention to some of the Wolves’ smallest and toughest fans – children suffering life-threatening or chronic illnesses.

The Keys 4/4 Kids is a nonprofit organization that inspires young people to believe in themselves through the arts and mentorship. Funding will be used to support their newest initiative: The Ellen Project.

“We take in donated pianos. We have technicians that restore these pianos and we sell them to the public. 100 percent of the profits supports four programs related to our mission, which inspires kids to believe in themselves through the arts and mentorship,” the Executive Director Newell Hill said.

Timberwolves President Chris Wright and C.H. Robinson representative, Trevor Funk, were on hand to present a $5,000 check to Newell Hill and the inspiration behind the program – Ellen and Molly Vergin.

“We are real excited. Surprised, but excited. Just feel honored to be apart of this,” Hill said.

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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