C.H. Robinson is partnering with the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves’ FastBreak Foundation this month to help children with chronic illnesses.
Throughout January at each Timberwolves game and community event, the FastBreak Foundation’s WolvesCare initiative will work to make a difference in these children’s lives.
“It’s a privilege for our organization to recognize and celebrate this courageous and inspirational group of Wolves fans,” Timberwolves president Chris Wright said. “It is our hope that this month’s programming will not only provide positive experiences for these great kids, but also help to build awareness for some of the illnesses they are living with. We are pleased to team up with C.H. Robinson to accomplish these goals.”
Each month, the FastBreak Foundation identifies two local non-profits with goals that are closely aligned with the foundation’s monthly theme and bolster their programming through a $5,000 grant. This month’s recipients are Blair’s Tree of Hope, which helps the families of hospitalized children with meals, grocery cards and other amenities; and Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, internationally renowned for its high level of pediatric expertise.
At five Timberwolves home games throughout WolvesCare Month, the FastBreak Foundation will recognize a local “Hero in the Making” – local children battling chronic illnesses who will share their stories with the Target Center crowd in Minneapolis on game nights. These kids will be treated to a suite for the game and recognized in a special on-court ceremony.
As part of WolvesCare month presented by C.H. Robinson, up to 20 area children with long-term illnesses will be “taking over” the Mall of America near Minneapolis for a day of fun alongside Timberwolves players.
Founded in 1905, Eden Prairie, Minn.-based 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. Through the company and its foundation, C.H. Robinson and its employees contribute millions of dollars annually to a variety of charitable organizations.