Minnesota Viking Wide Receiver Adam Thielen is giving back after signing a 4-year, $64.2 million dollar contract in the off-season. His foundation, the Thielen Foundation recently picked a North Metro area high school to be the first recipient of sports equipment, a renovated weight room, gift cards, and all of their activity fees paid for the year. 

 

Thielen's goal in this is to close the achievement gap for girls and boys student-athletes in the district and he hopes to achieve that by starting at Brooklyn Center High School. The Thielen Foundation partnered up with other local and national companies to achieve the goal. One of the partners was Scheels who donated $75 gift cards to each student-athlete for other equipment like cleats.

According to the Thielen Foundation website:

Heading into 2019, the Thielen Foundation will also seek another partner who shares in its mission to address some of the most pressing challenges hindering young people from recognizing and achieving their full potential.

Thielen and his wife Caitlin launched the charitable foundation last September with a $100,000 donation.