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Black History Month focuses on organizations and events that work to educate, honor and celebrate black history for youth in Minnesota through in-game elements, special events and a grant. Throughout the month of February the FastBreak Foundation will host events and travel to schools to educate fans in arena.
Traveling Celebrations: The FastBreak Foundations 5th Black History Month Celebration will provide a unique, interactive, hands-on experience for a diverse group of students to learn about leadership qualities of black American leaders. These celebrations will instill a sense of individual empowerment to make a positive change in their social structures.
Students will hear from spoken word artist, watch a step performance by University of Minnesota's Alpha Phi Alpha and listen as leaders from around Minneapolis and St. Paul talk discuss leaders and how kids can be leader today.
Creative Contest: Middle and high school students are asked "Who Inspires You" for a chance to win a trip to Atlanta. Participants will submit either a poem, a piece of art or an essay to enter the contest. Winners will see the Martin Luther King Jr. Museum, explore Martin Luther King Junior's childhood home and watch as the Timberwolves take on the Hawks.
Reading Timeout: Minnesota Timberwolves players will host kids from an area school for a day of fun. Players will read a story inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. and have a group activity with everyone.
Heroes in the Making: The Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation will honor Black History Leaders of the past with special in arena video pieces. The FastBreak Foundation will also announce their $10,000 February grant recipient.