Wolves Honor Specialist Josh Lane, Petty Officer 2nd Class Juren Raske and Specialist Scott Patrick

Wolves Honor Specialist Josh Lane, Petty Officer 2nd Class Juren Raske and Specialist Scott Patrick At Saturday's Game



Cristy Brusoe
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Three special heroes were honored during the Timberwolves Saturday night home victory over the Boston Celtics. The services of Specialist Josh Lane, Petty Officer 2nd Class Juren Raske and Specialist Scott Patrick were celebrated during the game by the packed Target Center crowd.

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.

Lane served with the 95th Engineer Company of the US Army in Afghanistan. Patrick served with the E Company 216th Ada of The Minnesota National Guard in Iraq. Raske served on the USS Rodney M. Davis of the US Navy.

“It was pretty overwhelming. I’ve never had anything like that happen before,” said Lane.

Minnesota Timberwolves President, Chris Wright, along with Roger and Nancy McCabe presented all three men with JJ Barea jerseys.

All three soft-spoken and humble men agreed that the jersey “was pretty sweet.”

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

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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