WolvesCare Honors Multi-Sport Star Robby

WolvesCare Honors Multi-Sport Star Robby

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Cristy Brusoe
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As a part of WolvesCare month, the Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation honored nine-year-old Robby Wednesday night during the Timberwolves home game versus the Pelicans.

“It was (awesome) out there. They were super loud for me,” Robby said.

Along with his visit out on center court, Robby was also greeted by Crunch, who handed him a basketball. Robby lined up a few feet from the hoop and tossed the ball into the air. The crowd erupted as it swooshed through the basket.

WolvesCare month, which is celebrated throughout the month of January, turns the attention to some of the Timberwolves smallest fans, but those with the biggest hearts: children suffering from terminal or long-term illnesses.

Robby was born with a rare heart defect and has undergone three open-heart surgeries. To keep his heart healthy, he plays several sports and completes triathlons. Robby has participated in the American Heart Association Heart Walk since he was 1 and was inducted into the Heart Walk Hall of Fame in 2010.

Minnesota Timberwolves president Chris Wright and C.H. Robinson Representative Greg West were on hand to present Robby with a Kevin Love jersey.

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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