WolvesCare Month Honors Melanie and Mitchell

by Mark Remme
Web Editor

WolvesCare Month Honors Melanie and Mitchell

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Five-year-old Mitchell was left speechless after being honored on-court in front of thousands of fans during the Timberwolves home game Friday night.

However, actions spoke much louder than words, as Mitchell and 11-year-old Melanie both looked stunning in their newly acquired Kevin Love jerseys.

As a part of WolvesCare month, the Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation took a moment to honor the two special kids during the Minnesota Timberwolves versus Charlotte Bobcats game at Target Center.

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

At the age of one, both Melanie and Mitchell were diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. They endure daily routines of testing their blood glucose levels and taking insulin to maintain control of the disease. Melanie and Mitchell participate annually in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes with their family walk team, the M&M Marchers.

“It’s very nice to have the kids honored and it’s wonderful to see companies like C.H. Robinson and the Timberwolves support kids with chronic illnesses and also people that work with charities,” the kids’ mom said.

During the on-court celebration, Minnesota Timberwolves president Chris Wright and C.H. Robinson Representative Kevin Ritz presented Melanie and Mitchell each with their own Kevin Love jerseys.

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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