BROOKLYN CENTER — Detroit Lakes was well represented at the Thielen Foundation’s Top Golf Classic on Monday night.

Director of Operations Rob Nielsen and Mike Labine were joined by Kelsey Varty, Matt Carrier and Kelly Carrier to attend Detroit Lakes native and Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen at his fall fundraiser. Nielsen and Labine coached Thielen during his high school career.

The Thielen Foundation made a significant donation to the new high school fitness center. A full story on the new complex will be in a future edition of the Detroit Lakes Tribune.

The Thielen Foundation’s mission statement reads:

At Thielen Foundation, we believe in the power of sport. The power of sport to change our society by showcasing our differences – and our similarities – and how we can come together as a team to achieve a greater goal. We also believe that the postcode you were born in should not determine your future potential, which is why we have developed the #ChangeThruSport campaign.

The #ChangeThruSport program was developed in 2020 to bridge the gap with underserved youth in the Upper Midwest. The Thielen Foundation puts its passion into action by providing much-needed financial support, sports equipment and clothing for youth sports. The #ChangeThruSport program also gives hope and inspiration to young people to dream big and achieve their goals on and off the playing field while preparing them for success in life.

To date, the Thielen Foundation has donated over $200,000 to youth sports teams, high schools, and organizations in dire need of funding and equipment to keep their programming operational during the COVID pandemic. -19. This funding provides consistent training, discipline, and positive character building through mentorship.

In 2021, the #ChangeThruSport campaign raised funds that were used to replace stadium lights at Brooklyn Center High School, upgrade team uniforms and equipment for three downtown football programs, and renovate three weight rooms.

The Thielen Foundation invites you to join our team and invest in our youth to build a balanced and healthy community of tomorrow.