Lynx Dream Team Signs Five Players to Honorary Contracts

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Lynx, in partnership with UnitedHealthcare and Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities, today announced the signing of five honorary team members to their roster to create the 2023 “Lynx Dream Team.” Presented by UnitedHealthcare, the Lynx Dream Team is comprised of youth from the Twin Cities and surrounding area, ranging in age from 10 to 11 years old and include Sierra, Ta’Laya, L’Rayah, Naomii, and Aamia.  

The special day tipped-off with an introductory press conference where each new member was introduced by Lynx General Manager Clare Duwelius before signing their honorary one-day contracts. The Lynx Dream Team members then had a Media Day photoshoot donning their custom jerseys, followed by “Player for a Day” practice participation where each youth was paired with a Lynx player during practice.  

“Our partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities is a critical part of the Lynx Dream Team, giving youth an opportunity to explore their passions and spend impactful time with the team,” said Timberwolves and Lynx Vice President of Community Impact John Thomas. “This season, we’re excited to welcome UnitedHealthcare to further bring the program to life from today’s honorary contracts signing and Player for a Day practice participation to mentorship opportunities throughout the Lynx season.” 

Lynx Dream Team programming works to build confidence and instill a passion for the game, while providing mentorship to its members during 2023 season. The Lynx Dream Team will be honored on-court on May 23 when the team takes on the Atlanta Dream at 7:00 p.m. at Target Center. 

Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities mentors nominated their “Little” through an application process that included why each player should be chosen for the Lynx Dream Team and why they are passionate about the Minnesota Lynx and basketball.