Minnesota wide receiver Adam Thielen is posting big numbers on the field this season with 85 receptions, 1,013 yards and seven touchdowns after the first 10 games, but one of his biggest receptions this year is the $300,000 donation and partnership commitment that he received from Choice Bank. The donation will give a boost to the newly-launched Thielen Foundation, which is dedicated to helping people overcome adversity to achieve their full potential in life.
"We're proud to partner with Adam, Caitlin and the Thielen Foundation to support their mission and help them grow," said Choice Bank CEO Brian Johnson. "Hopefully our partnership and financial commitment will help attract others to focus on this foundation and what it can do for the community."
North Dakota-based Choice Bank, which recently expanded in Minnesota through its acquisition of Venture Bank, has a history of philanthropy with a "People First" commitment to bettering the communities where they work and live.
"I'm very thankful for all of the support that I've received to get to where I am today. It's important to give thanks," said Adam Thielen. "But I know that actions speak louder than words, so Caitlin and I created the Thielen Foundation to give back and help others with a focus on youth development."
Choice Bank is also matching all donations to a PledgeIt campaign that will encourage fans to support The Thielen Foundation by committing to donate for every catch Adam makes for the remainder of 2018-2019 season. Both Thielen and Choice Bank will match all donations, up to $19,000 (a tribute to Thielen's jersey number). Fans can make donations online at: www.pledgeit.org/thielenfoundation.
In addition, Choice Bank is the presenting sponsor of the Thielen Foundation's inaugural Winter Topgolf Classic on Dec. 3, which is already sold-out.