Cycles for Change Kicks off WolvesFit Month

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Cristy Brusoe
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Tuesday night’s Timberwolves home game kicked off the beginning of WolvesFit Month, which is presented by the MN Resuscitation Consortium.

Throughout the month of February, the Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation will be honoring and featuring activities and organizations which focus on health and fitness for Minnesota youth.

During a break in game action during the Wolves versus Lakers game, the Timberwolves took an opportunity to honor the Cycles for Change organization, which strives to educate and empower people to use bicycles for transportation.

Minnesota Timberwolves President Chris Wright was on hand to present the $5,000 check to Director Jason Tanzman and Youth Apprentice Thomas Nelson.

The Cycles for Change Youth Apprenticeship provides a job-training program for youth to build their skills as bike experts and community transportation leaders. Funding will be used to engage a dozen more youth in this program.

“It really means a lot to us. We’re super grateful for the support that the Timberwolves have provided here. It feels great that they have recognized our work,” Tanzman said of the organization.

Being active and staying fit is vital for people of all ages, and the FastBreak Foundation, through WolvesFit month, encourages youth to get on the path to being fit at an early age.

In the past year, the Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation and the Minnesota Lynx Foundation have combined to impact 2,028 organizations with $750,000 in-kind donations, 60,000 Tickets for Kids donations, 4,226 volunteer hours, 45 Heroes in the Making on-court presentations and fourteen $5,000 grants.

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