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Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation to spread holiday cheer through the 2011 Season of Giving Month

This holiday season, the Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation will present the Season of Giving Month, with the focus towards organizations and events that help make the holidays a happier time for those in need. The FastBreak Foundation will also use this special time of year to recognize those individuals in the community who embody the spirit of the season through their work to assist others.

"As we get the NBA season underway, we want to make sure during this wonderful time of the year that our entire organization focuses on making sure those in need have an opportunity to enjoy the holiday season," said Timberwolves President Chris Wright.

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Enoch Elliot leads strong Minnesota showing

Enoch Elliot leads strong Minnesota showingIf it takes a village to raise a child, Enoch Elliot is a prime example of how this is imperative for our community and our children.

A North Minneapolis resident, Elliot is a 14-year old triathlete.  These athletes compete in triathlons, consisting of three phases, swimming, biking and running.  He started swimming competitively at the age of seven, and began biking and running at age eight.  He trains for swimming seven months out of the year’ and trains for track three months.
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Michael Beasley delivers for Kevin Durant’s Charity Game

Coming off his Charity All Star Game last Friday, Minnesota Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley lit up the court in Kevin Durant’s US Fleet Tracking Basketball Invitational in Oklahoma City. He scored 56 points and was the dominant player surrounded by a bevy of NBA All Stars such as Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony to name a few.
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Oh what a win! Minnesota Lynx 73, Atlanta Dream 67

Oh what a win! Minnesota Lynx 73, Atlanta Dream 67With their win over the Atlanta Dream in Game 3 of the 2011 WNBA Finals on Friday, October 7, the Minnesota Lynx completed the series sweep to capture the franchise's first-ever WNBA Championship and Minnesota's first professional sports championship since the 1991 Minnesota Twins. The Lynx defeated the Atlanta Dream 73-67 behind a balanced team effort featuring six different players with seven or more points. After the game, Seimone Augustus was named the 2011 WNBA Finals MVP, averaging 24.7 points per game during the three-game series.

Governor Mark Dayton released the following reaction on the Minnesota Lynx WNBA Championship victory last week. “Tremendous Victory! Tremendous Championship!! Tremendous Team!!!” 

Lynx secure first Western Conference regular season title in franchise history

Lynx secure first Western Conference regular season title in franchise historyWith their win over San Antonio on Sunday, the Minnesota Lynx clinched the franchise's first Western Conference regular season title. The win secures home court advantage through the Western Conference Playoffs and improves the Lynx' league-best record to 23-6, putting them 3.5 games up on Indiana (19-9) for home court advantage through the entire 2011 WNBA Playoffs.
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Win a shopping spree with WNBA all-star Maya Moore

Win a shopping spree with WNBA all-star Maya MooreOne lucky fan will have a chance to win a shopping spree with No.1 draft pick and All-Star Maya Moore in her home town of Atlanta following the end of the 2011 WNBA season. Kids across the country ages 6 to 14 can enter the Shot Clock Shopping Spree between Aug. 23 and Oct.13 online at NBAHoopTroop.com when they sign up to be an NBA Hoop Troop member.
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Ugandan Little League, denied U.S. visas, to be replaced by Saudis

Ugandan Little League, denied U.S. visas, to be replaced by SaudisWith the ouster of the Ugandan Little League from the Little League World Series, World series officials have announced the place will be filled by the team from Saudi Arabia.

The Ugandan children were denied visas to play in the U.S. after the U.S. State Department said there were discrepancies in players’ ages and birth dates, “making some players appear younger than they actually were.”
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