Kevin Love Wraps Up 5th Annual Coat Drive

Timberwolves forward Kevin Love wrapped up his fifth annual Coat Drive on Wednesday, personally dropping off coats at the Salvation Army in Minneapolis with the help of local kids, the Salvation Army and Comcast.

The Coat Drive collected more than 2,500 coats this season, which will be distributed to help those in need this winter. Love wanted a way to impact the community when he joined the Timberwolves in 2008, and the Coat Drive has become a major success in doing just that over the last five years.

“The turnout we had this year for coats was unbelievable,” Love said. “We had so many people that came together and really helped for the cause and helped keep people in Minnesota warm throughout the winter and hopefully many years to come.”

Love delivered the coats on Wednesday, then spoke with the kids on hand and signed autographs.

“They were very helpful in bringing in the coats,” Love said. “They listen well, and I had a few jokes with a few of the kids. Whenever you got to interact with the youth, it’s always fun.”

Fans were able to drop off new or lightly worn coats at Target Center or seven different Comcast locations throughout the Twin Cities over the past month. Fans who donated a coat received two tickets to either the Dec. 26 game against Houston or the Dec. 29 game against Phoenix. Love donated the tickets for the fans.

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