Minnesota Timberwolves Players Shop with kids at Target

Tyus Jones: “It means the world to me to give a little of my time..."

Edgar Linares
December 18, 2018 - 8:42 pm

By Edgar Linares


The Minnesota Timberwolves surprised several kids with a shopping spree at the Roseville Target on Snelling Avenue and Highway 36.

The fourteen kids selected started the day with Crunch’s Holiday Bus Ride and were then surprised by Wolves point guard Tyus Jones. Jones told the kids he brought a few friends along to help each child shop. The kids had Christmas lists and spent the afternoon at the busy Target store picking out gifts with a Wolves player.

“It means the world to me to give a little of my time to try and put a smile on their face and to just see the joy that you can help bring them, it’s just awesome,” said Jones.

They selected the fourteen children from low-income households, that currently have or recently had a parent in the military deployed overseas.

“We certainly enjoy all the freedoms we get by living in this country with someone in their family serving in the military,” said Wolves Coach Tom Thibodeau. “This is just a great way to honor them and show our appreciation for what they do for us.”

The Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation, in partnership with United Heroes League put the shopping spree together.