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FastBreak Foundation Plants 22 Trees As Part Of "Threes For Trees" Initiative

by Kyle Ratke, Digital Content Manager

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On Thursday, June 9, the FastBreak Foundation partnered with Great River Greening to launch the "Threes For Trees" initiative.

What is "Threes For Trees", you ask?

Well, it’s pretty straight-forward. The Foundation planted a tree for every 3-point shot made by the Timberwolves during home games during the month of April.

Fun facts: The team made 13 in the final game of the season against the New Orleans Pelicans, so that helped. In three homes games during the month, Zach LaVine made eight 3-pointers, Nemanja Bjelica made three, Karl-Anthony Towns, Gorgui Dieng, Andrew Wiggins, Ricky Rubio and Shabazz Muhammad made two each, while Tyus Jones pitched in with one.

As part of the NBA’s Commitment to Service program, a team of volunteers made up of military personnel and their families, as well as Wolves and Lynx employees (including President Chris Wright and RFO Ryan Tanke) worked to plant 22 trees at the South Washington Conservation Corridor in Woodbury. That group worked side-by-side with Great River Greening, a community-based organization that leads restoration of prairies, forests and waters.

Follow the day below with tweets, because you know, it’s 2016 and that’s what people do. 

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