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In between the hustle and bustle of the evening some of our Choice team members got a chance to strike a pose with Adam and Caitlin.

Adam Thielen & Choice Score a $160,000 Touchdown for the Thielen Foundation

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It was an unforgettable evening of inspiration and passion with Adam and Caitlin Thielen, as over 250 guests filled the main ballroom of the Oxbow Country Club in Fargo, ND for the Thielen Foundation Fundraiser Gala hosted by Choice Bank.

The evening kicked off with a warm welcome from our CEO, Brian L. Johnson followed by an uplifting presentation from Adam and Caitlin on their motivations for starting the foundation, what they’ve accomplished so far, and their vision for the future as the foundation continues to rally support.

A year after launching the Thielen Foundation, Adam and Caitlin reflect on their journey and their plans for the future ahead.

Guests were then treated to dinner and fine wine on-the-house courtesy of Republic National Distributing Company; and a Thielen family favorite for dessert – brownie a la mode.  Throughout the evening guests had a chance to mingle and snap a picture (or two!) with Adam and Caitlin. The event closed out with an exciting live auction including an autographed Kenney Chesney guitar, Vikings game day experiences, and a special opportunity to golf with Adam Thielen to name a few.  Together, we raised more than $160,000 for the Thielen Foundation! Touchdown!

Guests had the opportunity to bid on a variety of unique items and special experiences throughout the night—all in support of the Thielen Foundation!

“At Choice Bank, we are proud to have been a part of the success of the Thielen Foundation as Adam and Caitlin embarked on this journey a year ago,” says Tim Heilman, Chief Brand Officer at Choice Bank. “To witness how much they have accomplished just this year has us excited for the future of our partnership and the impact that the Thielen Foundation will continue to have on our communities.”

Inspired by the love and support from Minnesotan communities growing up, Adam and Caitlin wanted to find a way to give back, leading to the creation of the Thielen Foundation. Launched in the fall of 2018, the foundation is focused on serving all youth through the creation of programs that serve, educate, and inspire individuals so that they are equipped and empowered to reach their full potential in life. You can learn more and support the foundation by visiting

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