Timberwolves Community Stories 2011-12




Take a look back at the FastBreak Foundation's community involvement during the 2011-12 season.

Ricky Rubio meets fans at Cub Foods
Fans gathered as early as 1:30 a.m. to get in line for wristbands prior to Ricky Rubio's autograph session at Cub Foods in Crystal on Saturday. Approximately 175 fans met Ricky during the hour-long meet and greet.

Heroes In The Making: De La Salle and Gordon Park High School Students
As part of the Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation's Think Green Month, powered by Juhl Wind, Inc., students from De La Salle and Gordon Parks high schools were recognized as Think Green Heroes in the Making during last night's game against the Grizzlies at Target Center.

Beasley Visits With HopeKids During Special Night At Target Center
Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley invited a group of children through HopeKids to Target Center on Thursday, April 12 to watch the Wolves game against the Clippers in a suite and hang out with him after the game.

Pillsbury Elementary Wins Think Green Award
As part of the Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation's Think Green Month, powered by Juhl Wind, Inc., the Foundation partnered with WFTC My 29 to award Pillsbury Elementary School in Minneapolis the 2012 Think Green Award.

Heroes In The Making: Jim & Merlene Stiles
The Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation recognized Minnesota Environmental Partnership volunteers Jim and Merlene Stiles during last night's game against the Suns. Jim and Merlene were recognized as part of Think Green Month, powered by Juhl Wind, Inc., in which the Foundation focuses on organizations and individuals helping preserve and improve the environment by thinking green.

Beasley Visits Amplatz Children's Hospital
Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley enjoyed an afternoon of laughter, video games and Yahtzee when he visited the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital on Thursday, March 29. Patients, parents and staff alike were thrilled to have Beasley stop by and brighten their days.

Wolves 5K Run/Walk & Kids' Fun Run
The Timberwolves announced information for their fifth annual 5K, which will take place on April 14 at Lake Harriet in Minneapolis. Participants will receive a ticket to that night's game against Oklahoma City.

Chris Wright And His Pet
Timberwolves team president Chris Wright talks about the relationship he and his family have with their dog Kacy.

K-Love the Octopus
The Mall of America's SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium named an octopus after Kevin Love, and Love was on hand to unleash the octopus into the aquarium.

Taste of the Timberwolves
Fans came to Target Center on Tuesday night for an evening filled with food, prizes and fun with the Minnesota Timberwolves organziation. Proceeds from the event went to the FastBreak Foundation, which uses the money throughout the year primarily to provide opportunities for kids in the community.

Kevin Love's Coat Drive
Kevin Love wrapped up his fourth annual Coat Drive in February by personally driving the donated coats to the Salvation Army.

Tolliver's Reading Time-Out
Timberwolves forward Anthony Tolliver took a moment to stop by and read to a fifth-grade class as the school celebrated its I Look to Read Month. Tolliver read a book, talked about reading to achieve and signed autographs for the group.

Heroes In The Making: Michael Wendt and Matt Lentz
The Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation was proud to recognize Army Specialist Michael Wendt and Air Force Staff Sergeant Matt Lentz as its Heroes in the Making during the Timberwolves-Kings contest Tuesday night.

Heroes In The Making: Dawn VanHeuven, Kimberly Ramos and Joshua Ramos
Army Sergeants Dawn VanHeuven, Kimberly Ramos and Army Specialist Joshua Ramos were honored during an on-court presentation during the Wolves/Rockets game on Saturday for their service for our country.

Heroes In The Making: Amanda Williams
Army Specialist Amanda Williams was honored during an on-court presentation during the Wolves/Pacers game on Wednesday for her services with the 334th Signal Company in Iraq from August 2009 through July 2010.

Cooking For A Cause
Derrick Williams, Malcolm Lee and Nikola Pekovic showed off their culinary skills with local kids during this week's Cooking For A Cause event.

Hero In The Making: James Dawson
18-year-old James recognized at Target Center through the FastBreak Foundation's WolvesCare program.

Hero In The Making: Carter Olson
7-year-old Carter recognized at Target Center through the FastBreak Foundation's WolvesCare program.

Hero In The Making: Cam Tipping
14-year-old Cam recognized at Target Center through the FastBreak Foundation's WolvesCare program.

Hero In The Making: Colin Chapman
10-year-old Colin recognized at Target Center through the FastBreak Foundation's WolvesCare program.

Hero In The Making: Luke Hennessy and Hayley Nilsen
6-year-old Luke and 7-year-old Hayley were recognized at Target Center through the FastBreak Foundation's WolvesCare program.

Hero In The Making: Charlie and Jack Postlewaite
10-year-old Charlie and 5-year-old Jack were recognized at Target Center through the FastBreak Foundation's WolvesCare program.

Reading Time-out
The FastBreak Foundation's WolvesCare Month continued with Ricky Rubio and Anthony Tolliver bringing cheer to the Children's Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota this week.

Hero In The Making: Brianna Wukawitz
15-year-old Brianna was recognized at Target Center through the FastBreak Foundation's WolvesCare program.

Hero In The Making: Josh Peterson
11-year-old Josh was recognized at Target Center through the FastBreak Foundation's WolvesCare program.

FastBreak Foundation Introduced WolvesCare Month
Through WolvesCare month, presented by C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., the Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation will turn its attention this January to some of the Wolves' smallest fans, but those with the biggest hearts: children suffering chronic illnesses.

Wolves Give Back During Season Of Giving
The FastBreak Foundation once again teamed with MARN to give 13 kids awaiting adoption the holiday surprise of a lifetime.


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