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The Minnesota Lynx players and coaches hosted their fifth annual Tip-A-Lynx event on Tuesday night.
Lynx fans packed Stout’s Pub in Falcon Heights to meet their favorite players and coaches while helping raise money for a good cause.
“We were just kind of going around and going around and introducing ourselves to the fans, reintroducing ourselves for some of us and gathering money for a great cause,” Lynx forward Plenette Pierson said. “Anytime we can come out and come together as a team for a great cause, it’s always something we are encouraged and want to do.”
The entire Lynx team waited on fans’ tables and poured drinks, while also competing against each other to earn the most tips by signing autographs and taking pictures with fans.
“It’s nice seeing the players, they are all personable,” said Mark Kruger, who attended the Tip-A-Lynx event for the second year. “The Lynx players seem really nice and friendly.”
All of the money the players received, along with twenty percent of the food and beverage proceeds, will go to support the Lynx FastBreak Foundation, which provides and supports hands on programs for Minnesota Youth.
“It’s a life-changing experience. Fans see us on TV and think we’re untouchable. We’re human beings, we’re very humble and we love to interact with the community and our fans,” Pierson said. “We want to make them feel special because they make us feel special. Without them, there’s no us.”
Along with meeting the team, fans were able to bid on unique sports memorabilia through the silent auction and have the opportunity to win one-of-a-kind Lynx experiences through the live auction.
“It’s nice that you get to meet them and see them and realize how personable they all are,” Kruger said. “My son said it was the best night ever. You can’t beat that. . . I’d encourage anybody to come.”