(MINNEAPOLIS, Minn) - Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen and his wife Caitlin launched the Thielen Foundation at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital
 
The foundation will partner with the pediatric behavioral health unit to help kids overcome adversity and serve as a support system for those dealing with mental challenges. Thielen says stepping up to give back was an easy decision.
 
"That’s why we felt so strongly about us doing this now. We know that this is the time that we feel we can make a bigger impact;" said Adam Thielen. "When I’m still playing and still have that platform."