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REPORT: Timberwolves, Lynx donate up to $1 million in relief fund for Target Center workers

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The Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx have pledged to donate up to $1 million in a relief fund for the part-time gameday staff at Target Center.

The NBA suspended play last Wednesday after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus.

The Timberwolves are just the latest NBA team to help out its arena workers:

“Our staff who work so hard to make the Target Center experience memorable for fans are the backbone of what we do,” Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said. “From the people who show fans to their seats, to the greeters at the entrance, I want to do my part to alleviate the financial concern that comes from missing games due to this national pandemic. We will get through this difficult time together and look forward to the day when our players, fans and staff are reunited again at Target Center.”

Timberwolves All-Star big man Karl-Anthony Towns is donating $100,000 to Mayo Clinic to aid their efforts of finding a quicker way to detect COVID-19. Minnesota is definitely a first-class organization all around. 

The NBA would like to resume the season in the summer if it’s possible. The Timberwolves only had 19 wins before the season got suspended. Towns is currently out with a wrist injury, but he might be ready to play in the summer if the season starts back up. 

As of now, no one on the Timberwolves has tested positive for the coronavirus. Hopefully, it stays like that.