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Darius Rucker, Marty Davis & Quenton Marty among those Recognized by Aquatennial Ambassadors at

Minneapolis Aquatennial Commodore Dan Stolz and Queen of the Lakes Carolyn Meyer attended the MATTER event held at the Cambria Showroom in Downtown Minneapolis Monday night. Many very notable and distinguished guests attended to help provide access to health for all.

Quenton Marty CEO/President of MATTER invited the Aquatennial Ambassadors to attend the event and Commodore Dan presented him with a Commodore bobblehead. During the program, they had the opportunity to recognize several distinguished guests with the Aquatennial Commodore's Medal in recognition of their service to their communities and MATTER including:

Darius Rucker, Singer, Songwriter and former Lead Singer of Hootie & the Blowfish who has partnered up with MATTER.

Marty Davis, Owner of Cambria and Sun Country Airlines, hosted the event and also had his employees recognized with medals based commitment to the event and the handwork they put into making the night spectacular, Commodore also presented medals to them at a private ceremony.

Gorgui Dieng, Center for the Minnesota Timberwolves who has partnered with MATTER to make access to health for all a reality in his hometown of Kébémer, Senegal.

Matt Dumba and Darcy Kuemper of the Minnesota Wild for supporting MATTER.

The Aquatennial Ambassadors also re-connected with Gene Simmons from KISS and Muffy MacMillan who both met Commodore and Queen at a previous MATTER event. MacMillian's two daughters also received Commodore Medals.

As stated on their website, MATTER, "is a movement of people who believe they have the power to solve some of the world's greatest challenges right in their own two hands... All humankind, regardless of race, income, religion, or sex, can have the same access to a full and healthy life. It is only then that we can create a world where we all matter."

The Minneapolis Aquatennial Ambassador Organization (AAO) is a Minnesota nonprofit and a Section 501(c)(3) public charity. The AAO focuses its efforts in three areas: Community, Leadership, and Scholarship while inspiring young women to achieve extraordinary futures.

Throughout each year Aquatennial ambassadors visit dozens of communities and festivals throughout Minnesota and across North America to build strong relationships and promote the Aquatennial festival and Minneapolis. Additionally, the ambassadors also volunteer time in service for other deserving organizations.

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