Over 3,000 volunteers joined
us August 9 for Action Day, hosted by the
Minnesota Lynx and Minnesota Timberwolves, at the Target Center to help us reach our goal and pack 25,000
backpacks! Because of this incredible effort, when our
hometown students go back to school this fall they’ll have the supplies
they need to learn, succeed, and reach their full potential.
Read United Way staffer Jenna's take on this year's Action Day on gtcuw.org.
Local comedian, actor, and radio personality Shed G was back again as
this year’s Action Day host; he kept volunteers inspired and energized
throughout the day. Tunes at the event were provided by DJ Mad
Mardigan—the Official DJ of the MN Timberwolves & Lynx.
addition to volunteering, this all-ages, family-friendly event featured
a Prize Playbook, games, prizes, photo booths and a mini-Crayola
We also announced next year’s event host: Minnesota Wild
will be hosting Action Day 2019 at the Xcel Energy Center!
Backpacks assembled at Action Day have been distributed to over 50 Twin Cities nonprofits and will be given to children in need.