Players Surprise Military Children with Target Shopping Spree and Special Gifts from TCL, Fitbit and The Roger and Nancy McCabe Foundation


Minneapolis/St. Paul – Today, the Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation in partnership with United Heroes League hosted 14 children from low-income households, that currently have or recently had a parent in the military deployed overseas, for their annual Holiday Shopping for Kids. Photos of the event can be found here.

The day started with the children meeting for Crunch’s Holiday Bus Ride. During the trip, the FastBreak Foundation along with the Roger and Nancy McCabe Foundation surprised the kids with an announcement that each of them were going to receive a $500 shopping spree with Timberwolves players to help them shop. Minnesota players and the children’s families were waiting to surprise them at the Roseville Target store, which served as the final destination of Crunch’s Holiday Bus Ride.

“Our Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation was thrilled to partner with the Roger and Nancy McCabe Foundation and our valued corporate partners to continue this annual holiday event,” said Jennifer Ridgeway, Timberwolves & Lynx Vice President of Social Responsibility. “We are committed to partnering and serving with organizations that make our community a better place to live, work and play and we applaud United Heroes League in their support of military families. It was amazing to brighten the holidays with the spirit and energy of our players to provide this surprise to so many deserving families.”

Timberwolves corporate partners Fitbit, Target, and TCL® helped make the holidays even brighter. TCL, America’s fastest-growing TV brand, surprised each child with a new 1080p Full HD 40” TCL Roku TV™, providing endless streaming entertainment for the kids and their families. Fitbit aims to make fitness fun for kids while inspiring the entire family to build healthy habits together. To inspire this through the holiday season and to instill this behavior for a lifetime, Fitbit Ace™ activity trackers were provided to each child. Designed for kids ages eight and older, Ace automatically tracks steps, active minutes and sleep, has up to five days of battery life, features an adjustable, showerproof wristband in two bright colors.

To make this day extra memorable, Target also provided an additional $500 Target Gift Card to help assist the families during the holiday season, accompanied by a Timberwolves Bullseye plush dog for each child and their family. In addition, Target was responsible for designing the Timberwolves Holiday Shopping cart wraps. The carts included a basketball donated by Spalding, which were provided to the shoppers to have signed by the players. To view the cart design, click here

The Roger and Nancy McCabe Foundation wrapped the day up in a bow by surprising each child’s family with a $500 gas gift card.  


The mission of the Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation is to support organizations that make our community a great place to work, live and play. The FastBreak Foundation has five main areas of focus, including Basketball, Military, Hunger, Health & Wellness and Education. Throughout the season the Foundation works to make an impact in the community through featured events, volunteering, in-game elements and grants.


Fitbit helps people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals. As the leading global wearables brand, Fitbit designs products and experiences that track and provide motivation for everyday health and fitness. Fitbit’s diverse line of innovative and popular products include Fitbit Charge 3™, Fitbit Alta HR™, Fitbit Alta®, Fitbit Ace™, Fitbit Flex 2®, and Fitbit Zip® activity trackers, as well as the Fitbit Ionic™ and Fitbit Versa™ smartwatches, Fitbit Flyer™ wireless headphones and Fitbit Aria 2™ Wi-Fi Smart Scale. Fitbit products are carried in over 39,000 retail stores and in 87 countries around the globe. Powered by one of the world’s largest social fitness networks and databases of health and fitness data, the Fitbit platform delivers personalized experiences, insights and guidance through leading software and interactive tools, including the Fitbit and Fitbit Coach apps, and the Fitbit OS for smartwatches. Fitbit Health Solutions develops health and wellness solutions designed to help increase engagement, improve health outcomes, and drive a positive return for employers, health plans and health systems.

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Already one of the world's best-selling consumer electronics brands, TCL is now the fastest-growing TV brand in North America. TCL (The Creative Life) was founded more than 35 years ago and prides itself on delivering high quality products featuring stylish design and the latest technology. With extensive manufacturing expertise, a vertically integrated supply chain, and state-of-the-art panel factory, TCL offers innovative televisions, including the award-winning TCL® Roku TV™.


Spalding is the largest basketball equipment supplier in the world, and America's first baseball company. SPALDING® is the official basketball of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), the official backboard of the NBA and NCAA, the official baseball of the Little League World Series® and the official volleyball of the King of the Beach® Volleyball Tour. In addition to being the leading producer and marketer of basketballs, footballs, volleyballs and soccer balls, Spalding produces softballs under the DUDLEY® brand. The SPALDING® and DUDLEY® trademarks are owned by Russell Brands, LLC. For more information, visit