MLS All Star Week recap: was a great week! There was the MLS Skills Challenge and the MLS All-Star game, which were both very exciting. Minnesota’s job hosting the MLS All-Star Game draws praise from visiting players, fans. Along with that were community service projects and a Hometown Heroes Showcase, hosted by MLS, Minnesota United, and Black Players for Change.
The Showcase event acknowledged the work of four impactful leaders making positive change in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul communities in four areas: education, mental health, food security, and social justice. Each of the leaders from these organizations will receive a $15,000 grant as well as a suite of promotional assets from MLS to help continue their work and impact in the community. This year’s honorees are Muhammad Abdul-Ahad, Founder & CEO of T.O.U.C.H.; Marisa Miakonda Cummings, President & CEO of Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center; Braxton Haulcy, Executive Director of Walker West Music Academy; Ekta Prakash, CEO of CAPI. Tony Sanneh was recognized as an Honorary Hero for his support of the Hometown Hero program and commitment to our community both through soccer and other facets of life. Congratulations to all the honorees! To read more click here.
M Health Fairview Community Health and Wellness Hub had its open house on August 4, introducing the redesigned space to the community. This is a manifestation of community investment and partnership. St. Joseph’s was the first hospital in Minnesota. CEO James Hereford welcomed us with this assurance: “Our Response to community need remains unbroken.” The redesigned space is the beginning of a new concept in responding to health needs, a community resource as well as a health system resource. This amazing investment exemplifies MHealth Fairview’s willingness to be bold in its commitment to the community. United Healthcare also partnered on this project. On behalf of its 20,000 employees, CEO Brett Edelson said: “United healthcare is excited about this concept, Trusted partners in the same place to provide services.”
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