Lynx Partner with UnitedHealthcare and Special Olympics Minnesota, Signing “Jr. Lynx Dream Team” to Honorary Contracts

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Lynx, in partnership with UnitedHealthcare and Special Olympics Minnesota, today announced the signing of 12 honorary team members to the 2024 “Jr. Lynx Dream Team.” Presented by UnitedHealthcare, the Jr. Lynx Dream Team is comprised of youth from the Twin Cities and surrounding area.  

The exclusive day tipped-off with an introductory press conference by Lynx General Manager Clare Duwelius before signing their honorary one-day contracts. The Jr. Lynx Dream Team members participated in a Media Day photoshoot and a “Player for a Day” initiative, where each youth was paired with a Lynx player during practice.  

“We are excited to partner with our long-time friends from Special Olympics Minnesota to pair local children with Lynx players for a season of events promoting entrepreneurship, citizenship and sportsmanship,” said Bobby Hunter, President of Medicare, UnitedHealthcare. “Mentoring can help youth as they go through challenging life transitions. A big thank you to the Lynx for this important campaign. All of us are looking forward to seeing the Jr. Lynx Dream Team participants develop and use this program to become leaders in their own communities.”  

“Our organization is honored to host the Jr. Lynx Dream Team in partnership with UnitedHealthcare and Special Olympics Minnesota,” said Timberwolves and Lynx Chief Impact Officer Jennifer Ridgeway. “Our players, coaches, and staff recognize the positive influence and impact of our platform and appreciate the opportunity to support this inclusive program.” 

Jr. Lynx Dream Team strives to build confidence and instill a passion for the game, while providing mentorship to its members during 2024 season. The Jr. Lynx Dream Team will be honored on-court during a special halftime recognition on June 19 when the team hosts the Atlanta Dream.   

Minnesota hosts the Dallas Wings tomorrow, June 17 with tipoff scheduled for 7:00 p.m. CT. Tickets are available at or by calling 612-673-8400.