‘Tis the Season for Timberwolves Holiday Deals

November 26, 2014

With the holiday season here, the Minnesota Timberwolves are once again offering a variety of deals on tickets and merchandise for the Wolves fans on your gift list. The Wolves’ holiday deals start on Black Friday with merchandise specials and the launch of a four-game Holiday Plan, followed by single game ticket deals on Cyber Monday.

The Wolves’ new four-game Holiday Plan starts at just $95 for the first 100 fans who purchase online at www.timberwolves.com/holiday on Black Friday. Along with special pricing, this ticket package gives fans access to four big Saturday night matchups including the January 31 game vs. Cleveland. Additional opponents featured in the package include the Spurs on January 10, Grizzlies on February 28 and the Trail Blazers on March 7.

The Wolves will also offer merchandise specials on Black Friday. Fans who spend $100 in the adidas Wolves Pro Shop in Target Center receive a $25 gift card to use toward a future purchase in December. The first five customers to spend $250 or more in the store will receive an autographed basketball, jersey or hat.

Starting at 6 a.m. on Cyber Monday, tickets for select Wolves games will be available for up to 70 percent off. Fans are encouraged to shop early to get the best deals as prices begin increasing at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. that day. Any fan who purchases 12 tickets with the Cyber Monday offer will have the option to purchase another four tickets to the January 5 game vs. Denver for only $20. To purchase Cyber Monday tickets, visit www.timberwolves.com/cybermonday. Once again this season, there are no fees on tickets purchased through the Timberwolves.

To kick off the Cyber Monday deals, the Wolves are hosting a free breakfast on December 1 from 6 – 9 a.m. in the Target Center skyway. The breakfast will include free donuts, mascot Crunch,  the Timberwolves Dancers and information on the Cyber Monday deals.

Timberwolves to Honor Lindsay Whalen at Tonight’s Contest vs. Milwaukee

November 26, 2014

WHAT: The Minnesota Timberwolves will honor Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen at center court of the Wolves game against the Milwaukee Bucks for bringing home a gold medal at the 2014 FIBA World Championship. Whalen and Lynx teammates Seimone Augustus and Maya Moore and Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve earned a gold medal with the 2014 USA Basketball Women’s World Championship team after Team USA rolled through the FIBA World Championship undefeated (6-0) and claimed its second-straight gold medal at the event.

The title, which was USA’s ninth FIBA World Championship gold, earned Team USA its place in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. Team USA is now 103-21 all-time in FIBA World Championship play. In all, USA has captured nine gold medals, one silver medal and two bronze medals in 16 World Championships.

This is Whalen’s third gold medal with Team USA after winning the FIBA World Championship in 2010 and earning Olympic gold at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Whalen also won gold medals as a member of the USA World Championship for Young Women in 2002 and 2003. In six 2014 FIBA tournament games, Whalen averaged 8.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game.

WHO: Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen

WHERE: Target Center Main Floor

WHEN: TONIGHT – During first timeout of the second quarter at the Wolves vs. Bucks (Tip at 7 p.m.)

Kevin Martin Injury Update

November 25, 2014

Kevin Martin underwent successful surgery this morning to repair a fracture in his right wrist. The surgery was performed by Dr. Thomas Graham at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Martin is expected to be sidelined approximately 6-8 weeks.

The injury occurred at the 6:48 mark of the first quarter during Minnesota’s 115-99 win over New York on Wednesday, November 19.

Through nine games this season Martin is averaging 20.4 points on 48.3 percent shooting from the floor and 48.1 percent from the three-point line.

Thad Young Statement

November 25, 2014

The following is a statement issued on the behalf of Thad Young regarding the outpouring of support he’s received following the passing of his mother, Lula Hall:

“My family and I want to express our most heartfelt appreciation for the support we received after my mother, Lula Hall, lost her courageous battle with breast cancer. We are grateful to everyone who reached out to our family and kept us in their thoughts and prayers.   We are blessed to have had my mother’s unconditional love and presence in our lives.

“Thank you to my entire NBA family and fans, especially my coaches, teammates and staff at the Timberwolves and Sixers.  I appreciate the love and support you have extended to me during this period of sadness.

“I want to take this opportunity to remind my NBA brothers, colleagues and fans of the importance of regular breast exams and mammograms.  Please encourage the women in your lives – the mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, aunts and girlfriends – to get screened for breast cancer.  It is up to all of us to encourage women to get screened to help avoid the ravages of this deadly disease.

“It is hard to find words to say how thankful we are for the expression of love to our family during this difficult time.  Again, thank you for being there for us.”

Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation Hosts 10th Annual Give Thanks Event

November 21, 2014

What:   The Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation is hosting its annual Give Thanks event as part of Operation Minnesota Heroes Month, presented by the Roger and Nancy McCabe Foundation and POPP Communications. During the event, several Wolves players and basketball operations staff will serve a Thanksgiving-style dinner to 150 active military members and veterans.

Who:    Wolves players Anthony Bennett, Chase Budinger, Kevin Martin and Nikola Pekovic as well as President of Basketball Operations and head coach Flip Saunders, General Manager Milt Newton, assistant coach Ryan Saunders and mascot Crunch.

Where: SEVEN Steakhouse, 700 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis           

When:  Monday, November 24

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

              Timberwolves players attending from 7 – 8 p.m.

Kevin Martin Injury Update

November 21, 2014

An MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) taken at Mayo Clinic Square on Kevin Martin’s right wrist revealed a fracture. He will be sidelined indefinitely. Further evaluation will be done over the next few days to determine the next course of action.

The injury occurred at the 6:48 mark of the first quarter during Minnesota’s 115-99 win over New York on Wednesday, November 19.

Through nine games this season Martin is averaging 20.4 points on 48.3 percent shooting from the floor and 48.1 percent from the three-point line.

Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation to Auction Game-Worn Jerseys After Nov. 26 Game vs. Milwaukee

November 20, 2014

Minnesota Timberwolves fans have an opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind piece of Wolves memorabilia during the team’s post game jersey auction on Wednesday, Nov. 26. Following the game against Milwaukee, fans in attendance are invited to the lower bowl of Target Center to place bids on the game-worn Wolves jerseys.

Authentic jerseys from any inactive Wolves players that game will also be up for bid. All proceeds benefit the Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation and support its hands-on programs that impact Minnesota youth.

Winning bidders then have the opportunity to have their jersey autographed and meet the player on Dec. 12 when the Wolves take on Oklahoma City at Target Center. Winners receive two lower level tickets to attend the game. After the game, they will be escorted backstage to receive their jersey, meet the player, get their jersey autographed and have a photo taken.

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.


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