WolvesCare Month Honors Young Hero Kevin

WolvesCare Month Honors Young Hero Kevin

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Cristy Brusoe
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Young hero Kevin couldn’t contain his excitement on or off the court Wednesday night during the Timberwolves home game versus the Sacramento Kings. For this night was very special for Kevin, who was born with Spina Bifida, and his parents.

During the second quarter of the game, Kevin was brought out onto the court to be honored in front of thousands of Wolves fans and players. With a bright smile on his face, Kevin welcomed the cheers accompanied by a Kevin Love jersey.

“Kevin had a lot of fun. Great warmth from the crowd and obviously love the jersey,” Kevin’s dad said of the experience.

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.

Kevin loves to stay active by participating in weekly physical therapy and Miracle League baseball. He also loves to attend fundraisers and events that help support Children’s Miracle Network and his friends at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare.

“We are very flattered and honored. To be recognized as a hero like that… we’re obviously very proud of Kevin,” his dad said.

Minnesota Timberwolves president Chris Wright and C.H. Robinson Representative Aaron Sigfrinius were on hand during the presentation to present Kevin with his new 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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