Timberwolves Select Ronald McDonald House of the Twin Cities as 2002-03 Signature Charity
Garnett autographs a mural on the wall at Ronald McDonald House of the Twin Cities.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves Community Foundation
announced a comprehensive and season-long partnership with The Ronald McDonald House of the Twin Cities. Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest, which owns and operates The Ronald McDonald House of the Twin Cities, is dedicated to helping families live with a child's serious illness. The House provides a home-away-from-home for families whose children are receiving specialized medical treatment in the Twin Cities for cancer or other life-threatening illnesses.
Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett
assisted children in painting a mural in the house gymnasium on Wednesday.
To begin the relationship, Ronald McDonald House will receive a $10,000 grant from the Timberwolves Foundation as part of an on-court ceremony prior to the Nov. 1 home game vs. Orlando. The Timberwolves Foundation will also donate $20 for each assist during the 2002-03 season.
"We are honored to be chosen as the signature charity of the Timberwolves Foundation," said Meg Katzman, Executive Director of The Ronald McDonald House of the Twin Cities. "Our families are excited and view the athletes as motivators for their children to persevere in their treatments to overcome their illnesses. We hope our families provide the same inspiration for the players this season."
The Timberwolves Community Foundation selects one non-profit organization annually to support with a five-figure grant. In addition to the financial support, the Timberwolves also contribute promotional opportunities through Timberwolves television and radio broadcasts as well as in-arena exposure.