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21st Annual Taste of the Timberwolves Event Set for March 1 at Target Center

Event Includes Opportunity to Interact with Wolves Players
MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation is hosting the 21st annual Taste of the Timberwolves on Tuesday, March 1 from 6-9 p.m. at Target Center. The fundraising gala offers guests an opportunity to interact with Wolves players, sample a variety of local cuisine and enjoy live entertainment, all while supporting community programs that positively impact youth from around the Upper Midwest. 

The evening begins with Wolves players mingling with and serving attendees food from a variety of area restaurants. Taste attendees also have the opportunity to participate in the event’s silent and live auctions for a chance to take home unique sports memorabilia and win one-of-a-kind Wolves experiences including:
  • Road trip with the team – trip for two with the Timberwolves on March 24-25 as the team travels for away game in Washington. Package includes flight on the team charter, accommodations at team hotel and two lower level tickets to each game.
  • NBA All-Star 2017 experience in Charlotte – trip for two to the NBA All-Star weekend’s festivities in Charlotte in February 2017. Includes round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations for three nights. 
  • Customized handcrafted wood bar and chairs – Timberwolves themed handcrafted wood bar with chairs along with autographed memorabilia from Ricky Rubio, Andrew Wiggins, Karl-Anthony Towns and Zach LaVine.

Following the tasting, a live program is held, which will include a first-hand look at the work the FastBreak Foundation is doing in the community and how their support is changing the lives of Minnesota youth.

KARE 11 lead anchor Julie Nelson will serve as the emcee for this year’s event. One of the enhanced features this year will be a focus on the Foundation’s major community events including on-stage interviews with players and the individuals directly impacted from the programs.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.timberwolves.com/taste

Funds raised at Taste provide funding for the FastBreak Foundation’s annual programming and events, which aim to provide and support hand-on programs that positively impact Minnesota youth. Over the past 20 years, the event has raised more than $4.5 million for the FastBreak Foundation’s youth outreach. 

Restaurant and food/beverage vendor participants at this year's Taste include:, Cosmos at The Loews Hotel, Delaware North Companies, Kieran’s Irish Pub, Pepsi, Proximo Spirits, SEVEN Steakhouse, Surly Brewing, Tito’s Vodka, Vescio’s, Union Restaurant, City Works, Tado Steakhouse, Marin Restaurant & Bar, Johnson Brothers Liquor Company, Just Born, Caribou Coffee, Levy Restaurants, Zio Italian, Avenida Cocina & Bar, 4 Bells, Butcher and the Boar and Tattersall Distilling.

About the FastBreak Foundation

The Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation provides and supports hands-on programs that positively impact Minnesota youth. Through giving, education and basketball opportunities, the Foundation enables young people to make responsible decisions, contribute to their futures, and experience lifelong memories. In the past year, the Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation and the Minnesota Lynx Foundation have combined to impact 2,146 organizations with $842,790 in in-kind donations, 20,000 Tickets for Kids donations, 3,107 volunteer hours, 53 community members honored on-court, and 15 grants distributed. The FastBreak Foundation is proud to be supported by the Roger and Nancy McCabe Foundation.

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