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A SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS TO MARCUS EDWARD HILL

A President Who Leads By Exemplary Standards!

The Minnesota Chill Foundation would like to congratulate our President Marcus Hill on his induction into the Hall of Fame at Minnesota State University Mankato with his teammates of the 2010-2011 season. The Mavericks basketball made their first ever Division II National Championship appearance in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 2011. They advance to the NCAA to the final four. Eight months after playing his last college game in Springfield, he was back in Springfield playing his first professional game on the Springfield Armor team after being drafted into the NBA D League.

Since Marcus retired from playing professionally, his mission for the foundation has been to help others to attain their dreams, whether it is through education, health, wellness, or basketball. Since the inception of Chill Fitness for Kids program, which began in 2016.  He has served over 650 youth through this program. U.S. obesity rates continue to rise in our youth, and necessary measures to circumvent this silent killer must be implemented to send tomorrow’s leaders on a promising path today. He offers his wisdom and guidance on transitioning to a healthier way of living both mentally and physically.

"It's Not Where You Start, It's Where You Finish."

Adhering to his motto, “It’s not where you start, it’s where you finish,” Marcus is on a quest to use his accomplishments throughout his career in basketball as a model for evolution and why one must look past their current circumstances and instead look upward to their potential chances.  

He understands that education is the key to all things in life for success. Through the foundation, the College readiness program, which starts in 8th grade, will help prepare the families with what is needed each year to achieve their goals and to help Navigant through the testing and administration process.

The Chill Tech program, for the age group of 16 to 21, is designed to give those who do not want to attend a four-year institution the opportunity to learn a trade where they can earn a livable wage. We want to normalize sending kids to trade schools after high school without making them feel like they’re less than 4-year university kids.
Marcus truly believes in the mission of reaching back to pull forward and helping the community youth to see through hard work and dreams come true. And he lives the CHILL cred of “Community Helping Individuals Live and Learn.”