FastBreak Foundation Announces Court Renovation Contest

Does your organization's basketball court need a makeover? The Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation is on the hunt for its next basketball court renovation location, and has announced a contest to choose one lucky non-profit organization to receive this donation. Describe why your school, recreation center, community center, etc., is deserving and your organization may receive a $10,000 basketball court transformation. Nominations will be accepted from August 23 through September 21.

The Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation Court Renovation Contest is open to organizations that serve Minnesota youth and are located within a 50-mile radius of Target Center. To enter, eligible participants can go to and click on the "Court Renovation Contest" icon and fill out the entry form in its entirety. The entry form should include two essays providing details on the participating organization and how the organization would utilize the renovated basketball court. Essays should be no longer than 500 words. Participants are also required to submit two photos of their court by email to

At the end of the nomination period, all eligible entries will be judged by a panel of representatives of the Minnesota Timberwolves. The criteria used in the judging process will include, but is not limited to, creativity, content and overall impression. The entry selected will be deemed the Grand Prize Winner. The Grand Prize Winner will be notified on or about the week of September 24, 2012, with the renovation to take place in October.

The Court Renovation Contest is part of the FastBreak Foundation's month-long initiative for October, "New Season, New Beginnings," in which the team works to create renewed spaces, energy and attitudes for learning and community development.

About the FastBreak Foundation

The 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. In the past year, the Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation and the Minnesota Lynx Foundation have combined to impact 1,852 organizations with $820,427 in in-kind donations, 60,000 Tickets for Kids donations, 1,942 volunteer hours, 35 Heroes in the Making on-court presentations, and seven $5,000 grants.

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