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.
Backpack Build with Shabazz
In grade school, Timberwolves rookie Shabazz Muhammad loved going school supply shopping and opening up a backpack full of new school items. On Oct. 28, the first-round pick brought that same happiness to 125 children at the Hallie Q. Brown Community Center in St. Paul. “It’s always important to get school supplies,” Muhammad said. “I remember when I was in high school and I couldn’t wait to get my school supplies… To see how the kids look will be a fun thing for me to experience.”
Wolves Make Impact On Farnsworth's Future Leaders
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.
Wolves Present Youth 1st Inc. With $5,000 Grant
The Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation honored Youth 1st Inc with an on-court presentation during Wednesday's game at Target Center during the Wolves matchup with the Orlando Magic. In October, the Fastbreak Foundation celebrated new seasons, new beginnings—which reflects the excitement and opportunity a new NBA season both on and off the court.
Timberwolves Help Sanford Open Pentagon Facility Tonight
Wolves President Chris Wright said it’s a special opportunity for the team to take part in this opening night. Not only is this a chance to play in front of fans within the Sioux Falls area that don’t always get a chance to see the Timberwolves play, but it will also be a chance to team with Sanford on the court in a way the two often work together off the court. The Wolves and Lynx organizations have been partners with Sanford on several levels, including teaming up to fight breast cancer with the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Center—among other initiatives.