Gorgui Dieng

MATTER Pro: Helping Athletes Activate Purpose

By |2019-12-18T14:23:35+00:00December 18th, 2019|Categories: MATTER Pro, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

“Sport has the power to change the world.” Nelson Mandala   Athletes today carry the stature of celebrity. And like celebrities, their public influence and huge fan base puts them in a unique position to make a significant impact in our world. While many recognize the importance of using their influence for good, it’s often the case they don’t know where or how [...]

Event Raises More Than $500K for Gorgui Dieng’s Senegal Efforts

By |2019-04-12T16:30:15+00:00April 12th, 2019|Categories: Events, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Into a sold out, packed-to-the-rafters Holden Room in Minneapolis last week walked Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng. At 6’11’’ he towered over the crowd. Dressed in the bright, traditional clothing of his home country of Senegal, he was hard to miss. Smiles followed him as he made his way through the crowd, greeting friends and [...]

7 Days In Senegal: Day 1

By |2018-08-06T08:00:48+00:00August 1st, 2017|Categories: Agriculture, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

The  second of two shipments of sustainable farming equipment has arrived in Senegal! And Our Farm In A Box Program Manager Chris Newhouse is hard at work with Gorgui Dieng of the Minnesota Timberwolves to expand access to health in the player’s home country. This journal entry is the first in a series that depicts Chris’s [...]

MATTER Presents: The Gorgui Dieng Project

By |2018-08-06T08:00:51+00:00April 12th, 2017|Categories: Agriculture, Events, Hospitals, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

In spite of the wind and sleet, more than 100 guests gathered for a memorable evening to help build a sustainable future for Senegal at MATTER Presents: The Gorgui Dieng Project. "I’m blessed to take care of my family, they are not skipping any meals and have access to doctors. I can wake up every [...]

The Gorgui Dieng Project: Senegal Event

By |2018-08-29T10:14:58+00:00April 1st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

On behalf of the entire Matter team, we would like to thank those who celebrated The Gorgui Dieng Project: Senegal at a special event at the home of Dennis and Megan Doyle. We are honored to partner with MN Timberwolves Center Gorgui Dieng to help make his dream of expanding access to [...]

The Gorgui Dieng Project: Senegal Phase 2

By |2018-08-06T08:00:57+00:00March 29th, 2016|Categories: Stories, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Senegal is a country well known for their legendary Griots - young men who have passed down the generational West African tradition of storytelling. Early this May, the Griots living in the rural town of Kébémer, Senegal, will have a new story to pass down for many generations to come: the arrival of two 40-foot [...]

Timberwolves player Gorgui Dieng sees hope in home community

By |2018-08-06T08:00:59+00:00October 28th, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , |

Kébémer, a small city in Northwestern Senegal, has recently seen massive improvements to their local hospital, thanks to their hometown hero: Gorgui Dieng of the Minnesota Timberwolves. At 6 feet, 11 inches, even if he wasn't an NBA starter, Gorgui would be noticeable in the community, and he's always wanted to share what he has and give back [...]

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