Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities (BBBS) announced the launch of its STAND! for our Children campaign, which is designed to recruit 100 African American male volunteers in 100 days. Tubby Smith, head coach of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers men’s basketball team, is the spokesperson for this year’s STAND! campaign and will appear in a PSA airing on WUCW-TV for eight weeks between January and March.
There is an epidemic of giving in these perilous times, and Minnesota Vikings linebacker E.J. Henderson is leading by establishing multiple youth events and charity causes. On Friday December 19, Henderson, and his brother Erin Henderson, continued their engaged leadership in charity and community involvement. Cub Foods on Broadway hosted the E.J. Henderson Youth Foundation (EJHYF) and its first annual Christmas giving event. The EJHYF, along with Quan Sports Marketing and Comcast Cable, organized the donation of over 50 turkeys to Northside families in need. Visually, the assessment of the number of turkeys seemed to be more like 100. This abundance led to several other deserving families receiving from this holiday blessing.