Giving Back: Feeding Minnesota Partnerships Strengthen Our Community

By |2021-08-20T10:57:42-05:00August 20th, 2021|Categories: Companies That Matter, Sports Camps, Stories, Uncategorized|

When four-time Olympic gold medalist, Simone Biles, withdrew from the individual all-around gymnastics competition last month at the Toyko Olympics, mental health unexpectedly took the spotlight on the world’s largest stage. While many didn’t understand her decision, there was at least one Minnesotan who got it. And he couldn’t have been prouder of what she [...]

Hitting Home Runs & Enriching Lives: The JP4 Foundation and MATTERbox

By |2021-07-23T07:31:55-05:00July 23rd, 2021|Categories: MATTERbox, Sports Camps, Uncategorized|

When can you score a home run without ever hitting a ball? For The JP4 Foundation, an organization committed to enriching the lives of youth through baseball, home runs come when the kids at their summer camps feel safe enough to build meaningful relationships with their coaches and in the process, begin to understand how [...]

Summer Hunger: Thielen Foundation + MATTERbox Snack Packs Feeding Minnesota Kids

By |2021-06-11T07:06:38-05:00June 11th, 2021|Categories: MATTERbox, Sports Camps, Uncategorized|Tags: |

For most children, summertime is filled with long, lazy days in the sun and exciting adventures with family and friends. Sadly, for children who rely on their school’s free and reduced-price meal programs during the school year, summer can also be filled with hunger and food insecurity. That’s why MATTER is partnering again this year [...]

Five More Years

By |2019-08-26T11:28:09-05:00August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Companies That Matter, MATTERbox, Sports Camps, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

In what may be occurring for the first time in U.S. history, today’s children may have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. Possibly by as much as five years. Two of the major causes of this health crisis are poor diet and physical inactivity. According to the CDC, the percentage of children and youth [...]

Pack For A Purpose Benefits Kids in the Twin Cities

By |2019-04-30T12:30:27-05:00April 30th, 2019|Categories: Companies That Matter, MATTERbox, Sports Camps, Uncategorized|

The excitement was palpable, the energy level through the roof. On Tuesday, April 23rd, over 100 people from the community, many of them children, came together at Pack For A Purpose at the Conway Community Center in St. Paul to pack MATTERbox meal kits and snack packs for thousands of local kids and their families. [...]

MATTERbox: Empowering Kids with Health and Nutrition

By |2019-02-13T15:25:11-06:00January 31st, 2019|Categories: MATTERbox, Sports Camps, Stories, Uncategorized|Tags: |

At MATTER, we’re on a mission to find solutions for some of today’s greatest global challenges in health, nutrition and education. As described in last week’s blog, the MATTER Innovation Hub (MIH), deploying here in the U.S. and around the world, trains students to meet the challenges they will face in an increasingly technologically dependent [...]

Kyle Rudolph: Encouraging Exercise & Eating Healthy

By |2018-07-20T07:34:37-05:00July 20th, 2018|Categories: MATTERbox, Sports Camps, Stories, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

High energy, fun and excitement filled the air as Kyle Rudolph’s ProCamp kicked off on July 17, 2018! More than 1,000 kids converged on Providence Academy in Plymouth, Minnesota to participate in the camp. While the focus of the two days was football, including hands-on instruction, working on fundamental skills and participating in contests, MATTER [...]

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