WolvesCare Month Honors Brothers Carson and Anders

WolvesCare Month Honors Brothers Carson and Anders

Photo Credit: David Sherman & Jordan Johnson/NBAE/Getty Images)

Cristy Brusoe
Web Editorial Assistant

Email / Twitter

When brothers Carson and Anders were first told they would be able to walk out onto an NBA court during the Timberwolves home game, they were both so elated.

Younger brother Anders was thrilled, telling mom: “This is going to be the best day of my life.”

The brothers were presented with this once in a lifetime opportunity months ago when the Timberwolves Fast Break Foundation and C.H. Robinson contacted them as part of WolvesCare month. Throughout the month of January, the Wolves turn their attention to some of the Wolves’ smallest and toughest fans – children suffering from life threatening or chronic illnesses.

This summer, both boys were diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that affects the lungs and pancreas.

The Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation took a special moment to honor the two special brothers during the nationally televised Timberwolves home game against the Phoenix Suns at Target Center on Wednesday night.

Midway through the second quarter, the moment they had been waiting for arrived. 11-year-old Carson and his brother, 6-year-old Anders, were led out onto center court and celebrated by the Wolves crowd.

During the celebrations, Minnesota Timberwolves President Chris Wright and C.H. Robinson representative, Josh Mather presented Carson and Anders with a pair of Ricky Rubio jerseys.

“It was pretty cool,” Carson said. “It was cool being in the crowd and being the center of attention.”

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.

For more news and notes on the team follow the Minnesota Timberwolves and Mark Remme on Twitter.