MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Lynx today announced their fourth annual 12 Days of Giving. Beginning today, Monday, Dec. 12, the 12-day event is a chance for the organization to give back to the community and help spread holiday cheer to those in need. The events will include player appearances, social media giveaways and volunteer events by Lynx staff members and season ticket members throughout the community.
Highlights of the team’s 12 Days of Giving include:
- Monday, Dec. 12: Lindsay Whalen will head back to her hometown of Hutchinson, Minn., to donate two Dr. Dish shooting machines (https://drdishbasketball.com/) to the Hutchinson High School girls and boys basketball teams. The surprise visit will include a Q&A with Whalen, a shooting contest using the new machines, a Timberwolves and Lynx Basketball Academy skills clinic for both teams and a visit from Prowl.
- Monday, Dec. 12- Wednesday Dec. 21: Seimone Augustus is partnering with Kids in Need Foundation (https://www.kinf.org/) to raise awareness and money for school supplies for the schools in Seimone’s home state of Louisiana that were devastated by the recent floods. Augustus has joined on as a digital ambassador, in addition to financial support, to help spread the word through social networks. The foundation’s goal is to get new school supplies in the hands of 10,000 local students in need. Lynx fans can help support by donating here: https://www.kinf.org/TAG/.
- Monday, Dec. 12 – Friday, Dec. 23: Throughout the entire 12 Days of Giving, the Lynx are teaming up with Animal Ark, Minnesota’s largest no kill animal shelter. Animal Ark embraces and follows a no kill philosophy in its work to rescue, rehabilitate, & rehome 800 of Minnesota’s lost and homeless companion animals every year. The Lynx will be featuring pictures and fun facts of animals up for adoption on Lynx social media outlets. Fans can donate at http://www.animalarkmn.org/make-a-donation/ throughout the two weeks.
- Wednesday, Dec. 14: Lynx staff and season ticket members will be teaming up with Feed My Starving Children (https://www.fmsc.org/) to pack meals. Feed My Starving Children strives to eliminate starvation in children throughout the world by helping to instill compassion in people to hear and respond to the cries of those in need.
- Tuesday, Dec. 20: The Lynx and Timberwolves will be holding a staff wide all-day towel drive competition to benefit the Women’s Advocates (http://www.wadvocates.org/). The Lynx will then package up the towels with handmade cards to deliver to women and children in the shelter. Women’s Advocates is a safe place where women and their children of all backgrounds and cultures can escape domestic violence and begin to heal. They offer shelter, meals, clothing, transportation, personal needs items, counseling, support, advocacy, referrals, crisis phone and other basket series to women and their children daily.
Additionally, throughout the 12 Days of Giving, the Lynx will be holding social media giveaways on both Twitter (@MinnesotaLynx) and Facebook (Minnesota Lynx). Fans are encouraged to keep their eyes posted on both outlets for the chance to win great Lynx prizes, including autographed posters and basketballs, bobbleheads and tickets to future games.