Minnesota Timberwolves players towered over guests at the 15th annual Taste of the Timberwolves last month, the Star Tribune reported. Among the players were forward Kevin Love, guard Jonny Flynn and Timberwolves president Chris Wright.
The Star Tribune reported that the event took place at the Target Center, where the players served food and chatted with guests. Over the years, the event has raised more than $2.5 million for the Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation, a program aimed at Minnesota youth, they said. The Tribune said that in the last year, the foundation has helped over 2,000 organizations with donations and grants, tickets and volunteer hours.
Love spends the off-season in Los Angeles, the Star Tribune said, where he runs a coat drive and gives the money to the Salvation Army. They said his teammates also work with non-profits and reported that Wright said the team is very involved with the community.
Flynn told the Star Tribune he liked the event because he could meet people and be himself by serving food and mingling with the crowd.