Wolves Honor Recycling Association of Minnesota
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On Wednesday night the Timberwolves and FastBreak Foundation continued their celebration of 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.
Tuesday night’s Think Green Hero in the Making was the Recycling Association of Minnesota. One of the many ways the organization promotes conservation is through its Message in a Bottle program.
Materials collected through the program are gathered and sorted for recycling by individuals with developmental disabilities from vocational centers throughout Minnesota. The program enriches communities while providing rewarding employment opportunities.
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Timberwolves President Chris Wright presented the Recycling Association of Minnesota’s Board Vice Chair Michael Reed with a team signed basketball while at center court.
“We appreciated the opportunity to be recognized for the contributions we’ve made and hopefully through the partnership and this opportunity tonight, we can use this to get our message out to a larger audience,” Reed said of the experience.
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.