New Seasons, New Beginnings reflects the excitement and opportunity a new NBA season brings, not only to basketball enthusiasts, but also to the communities in which we play. It means highlighting those who work hard to produce new opportunities for Minnesota's youth by creating renewed spaces and energy, as well as positive attitudes towards learning and community development.
The Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation provides and supports hands-on programs that positively impact Minnesota youth. Through giving, education and basketball opportunities, the Foundation enables young people to make responsible decisions, contribute to their futures and experience lifelong memories.
October Recap: Photo Gallery
An important part of the Timberwolves’ season is finding ways to impact the community through the FastBreak Foundation. Take a look back at some of the best photos captured at team appearances, events and initiatives over the past month throughout the community.
FastBreak Foundation Announces Court Renovation Contest
The Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation, along with players J.J. Barea and Dante Cunningham, dedicated a newly renovated basketball court at Ronald McDonald House in Minneapolis (818 Fulton St. SE 55414) on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Ronald McDonald House was the winner of the FastBreak Foundation's Court Renovation Contest and received a $10,000 basketball court transformation at its facility.
Williams, Stiemsma Serve At St. Louis Park Arby's
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Derrick Williams and center Greg Stiemsma put their teamwork to the test serving customers at Arby's restaurant in St. Louis Park on Monday. The pair worked the counter, prepared orders and helped customers at the drive-thru during the dinner hour to benefit both the Arby's Foundation in support of Share our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign and the Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation.
Kevin Love Shaves Head as Symbol of Solidarity for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
In an expression of his support for October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, two-time NBA All-Star and Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love shaved his head as part of his "Spreadlove" community outreach program. Teaming up with four-time NFL All-Pro wide receiver and Arizona Cardinal Larry Fitzgerald, the two are spreading love and awareness in an effort to raise money for breast cancer.
Wolves Host Closeout Memorabilia Sale
The Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation hosted a closeout sale on Saturday, October 13 during the team's preseason game against the Chicago Bulls. All proceeds benefited the Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation.
Wolves, Sanford Continue Partnership On, Off The Court
Over the past five years, the Minnesota Timberwolves and Sanford Health have developed an ongoing partnership rooted in their shared regional marketplace and their focus on sport, fitness and health in the Upper Midwest. The two teamed up once again in Fargo as the Timberwolves opened up their preseason schedule against the Indiana Pacers at the Fargodome. The game was sponsored by Sanford Health, and the community outreach that led up to the exhibition was a joint partnership between the two organizations helping to connect with fans in the area.
Stiemsma Meets Fans At Sanford POWER Center
Wolves center Greg Stiemsma visited the Sanford POWER Center in Fargo on Tuesday, signing autographs and meeting with the local fans before Wednesday's preseason opener against Indiana. Stiemsma and mascot Crunch met with kids at the Sanford POWER Center, a personalized athletic training facility designed to meet the training and physical conditioning needs of athletes and individuals who want to be fit and healthy year-round, signing autographs, taking photos and getting to know the fans.