FARGO, N.D. — Thielen Foundation, founded by Adam and Caitlin Thielen to help those in need achieve their full potential, is making a $25,000 donation to the Sanford Roger Maris Cancer Center to aid the center in its expansion of its cancer programs and services.
The surrounding Fargo area has always been important to Adam, after growing up in nearby Detroit Lakes. Since its inception in September 2018, Thielen Foundation has been looking for ways to get involved in the local community. The opportunity to partner with Sanford Health, a longtime partner of Adam’s during his NFL career, was a natural fit for Adam and the foundation.
“Being able to give back to the Sanford Roger Maris Cancer Center is something that Caitlin and I are very grateful to be able to do. Sanford Health has been one of my top partners over the last three seasons, and I have been able to see firsthand the huge impact that Sanford Health is making in our Midwest community, and the Sanford Roger Maris Cancer Center will continue to grow that impact even more,” said Adam, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver and president of Thielen Foundation.
Aside from the donation to the Sanford Roger Maris Cancer Center, the Thielen Foundation also partnered with CHOICE Bank and Sanford Health this past June to put on a free football camp for over 250 kids at Fargo-Shanley. Adam works with the Sanford Sports Science Institute and has appeared at a number of youth football clinics in conjunction with Sanford Health.
About Thielen Foundation
Thielen Foundation was founded in 2018 by Adam and Caitlin Thielen to help those in need achieve their full potential. In less than a year, the Thielen Foundation has made a great impact in the community, with programs already in place at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital Behavioral Division and in partnership with the Salvation Army, the Thielen Foundation looks to expand its reach this year by piloting a high school program this fall in the Twin Cities area.