WolvesFit Month Honors Playworks

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Cristy Brusoe
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As a part of WolvesFit month, the Playworks program was recognized during the Timberwolves home game versus the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday evening.

Throughout the month of February, the FastBreak Foundation and MN Resuscitation Consortium are celebrating WolvesFit month, which honors organizations and individuals with a focus on health and fitness for Minnesota youth.

Playworks is a program that believes in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid. Its staff gets kids moving, reduces bullying and improves the school’s overall learning environment.

“We are in 14 schools in Minneapolis and St. Paul. We’re in schools to promote healthy play,” Matt, one of the Playworks coaches, explained.

The organization brings play and active recess to more than 7,000 children at elementary schools throughout the Twin Cities.

During a break in game action, coaches Sara and Matt were brought out onto the Target Center court to be presented with a team signed basketball by Timberwolves President Chris Wright.

The experience was forever memorable for Laura and Matt, who believe they have brought some winning “fit” ways to the team.

“We’re big fans. I’ve been to six games this year and we’re 5-1,” Matt joked.

Make that 6-1 after the Wolves defeated the Pacers 104-91.

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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