Jones Introduced As Ambassador For United Heroes League
It was announced earlier this month that Wolves point guard and Minnesota native Tyus Jones is an official brand ambassador for the United Heroes League, previously known as Defending the Blue Line.
“My grandfather was a paratrooper in the Army, so I wanted to do something that involved the military but at the same time, could help in the sports aspect as well,” Jones said at a press conference. “So that was really the main reason for me. It effected both of those two great things.”
Jones joins athletes such as Zach Parise and Trevor Ploufe to join the cause. The Apple Valley native is also the first NBA player to join the United Heroes League.
The program has provided more than $3 million worth of sporting equipment, tickets, cash tickets and summer camps to military families across the United States and Canada. The program works to make sure children of military families are afforded every opportunity to participate in athletics.
Defending the Blue Line was a recipient of a grant last season from the Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation to start up the basketball wing of the program.
Below is the press conference of Jones’ introduction as an ambassador for the United Heroes League.