FastBreak Foundation Kicks Off Think Green Month

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On Wednesday night the Timberwolves and FastBreak Foundation kicked off Think Green Month, which focuses on raising awareness for environmental causes and highlighting eco-friendly efforts in the community.


Throughout the month of April, the goal is to recognize local individuals and organizations for their help in preserving and improving our environment.


During the second quarter of the Wolves game against the Grizzlies, the FastBreak Foundation presented a grant to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. The Arboretum connects people with nature through education, environmental information and many magnificent gardens.


“Well there’s a lot of excitement. Excitement because a little known fact is… that the Minnesota Landscape, of all the 550 public gardens in the United States, has the most volunteers—3,400 volunteers,” Thomas Martin said. “That is a gage of community support and love for our Arboretum.”


Timberwolves President Chris Wright presented a $5,000 check to CEO-Dr. Edwards Schneider and Board President-Thomas Martin.


Starting in May, visitors will have hands-on opportunities to explore the world of butterflies. Funding will be used to support a walk through the butterfly house with nearly 1,000 native butterflies.


“What the Timberwolves are doing is wonderful for the Arboretum,” Edward Schneider said. “One of the nice things about being in Minnesota is… there are so many organizations like the Timberwolves that contribute to the Arboretum and support the arts and culture that’s here and we’re very grateful for what the Timberwolves are doing.”


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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