WolvesCare Month Honors Basketball Star Dominic

WolvesCare Month Honors Basketball Star Dominic

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Cristy Brusoe
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Dominic, a humble 9-year-old, was honored during Saturday night’s Timberwolves against Jazz home game.

During a break in game action, Dominic was brought out onto the court to be recognized and have his story told in front of thousands of Wolves fans and players.

“It was pretty exciting. Just with the timing because today is the year anniversary. So pretty overwhelming,” Dominic’s mom, Jennifer, explained.

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

After receiving a concussion while playing basketball, doctors examining Dominic also found that he had a brain tumor. Last January he underwent brain surgery to remove the tumor and spent several weeks in the hospital.

One year to the date, Dominic stepped out onto not only a basketball court, he walked out onto the Timberwolves home court. A team, Dominic says, he is a big fan of.

And Dominic is a basketball star in his own right, as he recently got back to playing with his traveling team, the Champlin Park Rebels.

Minnesota Timberwolves president Chris Wright and C.H. Robinson Representative Scott Theis were on hand to present Dominic 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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