Created: June 11, 2020 04:50 PM
The Minnesota Timberwolves, Lynx and T-Wolves gaming players and staff were involved making meal kits for Urban Ventures, a community center in south Minneapolis on Thursday afternoon. Jake Layman, Rachel Banham, Ethan Casson and Karima Chistmas-Kelly were also on hand putting meal kits and snack packs together.
"I'm very happy to do my part in the community. I grew up here and it's very important for me to make sure the people who need help get the assistance they need," said Lynx guard Rachel Banham.
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"It's great to have such positive role models in our organization. We strive to have high character athletes on both the Wolves and Lynx and I couldn't be happier to see the impact these people are making in our community," said Timberwolves/Lynx CEO Ethan Casson.
The goal was for all the volunteers to pack 1,000 meal kits and 2,000 snack packs. The Pack for a purpose event is an extension of the organizations partnership with Hy-Vee to educate families on simple steps to make healthy meal choices.
The Timberwolves, Lynx, and Hy-Vee matched the donations from Hy-Vee customers with a total of $15,000 raised from the campaign.
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