The Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation’s WolvesCare initiative, presented by C.H. Robinson Worldwide, continues on Sat., Jan. 28, when the team hosts its “Cooking for a Cause” event.
With the goal of learning to prepare diabetic-friendly meals and promoting healthy eating, Timberwolves players Derrick Williams,Darko Milicic, Nikola Pekovic and Malcolm Lee will welcome 50 children diagnosed with diabetes to the WAY-COOL Cooking School in Eden Prairie from 3 to 5 p.m. for a lesson in diabetic-friendly cooking. The event is made possible through a partnership with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the American Diabetes Association.
Upon arrival at the event, the children will create their own personalized chef hats before being divided into teams led by the Wolves players. Each team will learn to cook a different course of a diabetic-friendly meal, with the whole group joining together afterwards to enjoy the meal.
The WAY-COOL Cooking School is a family oriented cooking school focusing on teaching kids and adults how to cook and have fun in the kitchen. More information can be found on their website at www.WayCoolCookingSchool.comor by calling 952-949-6799.
WolvesCare Month focuses on some of the team’s smallest fans, but those with the biggest hearts: children suffering from terminal or long-term illnesses. Throughout the month of January at each Timberwolves game and at numerous events across the community, the FastBreak Foundation’s WolvesCare initiative has worked to make a difference in these courageous children’s lives.
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 2,565 organizations with $1,008,107 in in-kind donations, 60,000 Tickets for Kids donations, 4,328 volunteer hours, 53 Heroes in the Making on-court presentations and 14 $5,000 grants.