Wolves Honor Navy Corpman Samuel Getaweh and Sergeant Robert Hutton

Wolves Honor Navy Corpman Samuel Getaweh and Sergeant Robert Hutton At Friday Night's Game



Cristy Brusoe
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Throughout the month of November, the Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation, along with the Roger and Nancy McCabe Foundation and POPP Communications, is focusing on supporting Minnesota Troops and their families through the Operation: Minnesota Heroes Campaign.

During the Timberwolves’ victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday evening, the foundations honored two special heroes, Navy Corpman Samuel Getaweh and Sergeant Robert Hutton at Target Center.

Getaweh served with the 2nd Medical Logistics Company of the US Navy in Afghanistan from March to December 2011. Hutton served with the 339th Psychological Operations Company of the US Army in Afghanistan from April to September 2012.

“It felt great (to be honored),” Getaweh said. “Awesome stuff. I had a great time. The feeling was just a rush.”

Minnesota Timberwolves President Chris Wright along with Roger and Nancy McCabe presented both men with a Nikola Pekovic jersey.

“I’ll probably be wearing it (the jersey) every time I watch the Timberwolves play,” Getaweh expressed.

In addition, Cheri Ford, a member of the Minnesotans’ Military Appreciation Fund presented the heroes with a grant from MMAF in honor of their sacrifices for our country.

“I was a great fan back in the day when they had KG and Sprewell and we played against the Lakers. I got heartbroken, so I stopped watching. But this year they’re really good, so I’ll be back.”

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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