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About Shjon

Shjon’s Biography Shjon Walter Podein grew up in Rochester, Minnesota USA. He was born on March 5, 1968 to Jerre and Walter Podein. Shjon is the oldest of three Podein boys, brother Rian was born three years later and then KC who is six years younger. He started playing hockey at five on the outdoor […]


2014 Event

We invite you to join us for our 17th annual event in Rochester, MN. The event will be taking place Sunday, June 29 and Monday, June 30. This year, we will be having a street hockey tournament and block party in Rochester on Sunday, followed by a day of golf and fun at Somerby Golf Club […]

Charities We Help


AT Childrens Project-The A-T Children’s Project is a non-profit organization that raises funds to support and coordinate first-rate biomedical research projects, scientific conferences and a clinical center aimed at finding a cure or life-improving therapies for ataxia-telangiectasia. Camp Jornada-Camp Jornada Foundation’s mission is to provide free camp programs for children faced with cancer and a […]

Adaptive Floor Hockey


    Why are we unique? We believe we are the only elementary adaptive floor hockey program in the nation where children with physical and mental disabilities are able to participate. The adaptive floor hockey program is for students (3rd grade – 12th grade) with physical or other health impairments. This camp is especially tailored […]

Our Mission

The mission of Shjon Podein’s Children’s Foundation is to improve the quality of life and create an environment of caring and community support for children facing extraordinary difficulties in their lives. The children, their families, our board and volunteers, sponsors and celebrities all work together in our efforts to accomplish this mission. TOGETHER we are Team25.  Read More →

Kids Helping Kids

Below are some letters and donations we have received from various children who put in their own time and effort to help Team 25. Dear Team 25, My kids had a lemonade stand and art sale on National Service Day (Martin Luther King Day). They decided they wanted to donate all the money they earned to the kids and young adults from Team 25! They would like to give a shout out to Ethan and Joel whom they met at the event dinner. Thank you for the opportunity to be involved! Kateri Saeks (mom),... 


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