The Minnesota Timberwolves summer caravan stormed into the Owatonna High School gym on Wednesday to instruct and entertain nearly 200 kids.

(In other Timberwolves news, Kevin Love talked to Cleveland about a long term contract extension.)

Assistant Timberwolves coach Ryan Saunders (the son of head coach Flip Saunders) ran the kids through some defensive drills, in addition to dribbling and ball handling. Players Ronny Turiaf and Corey Brewer headlined the event.

Crunch was a huge hit with his high-flying-basketball-slamming antics.

youth1st made presentation to the Timberwolves representatives in appreciation of the Wolves organization helping out local basketball with a five-thousand-dollar grant through their Fastbreak Foundation.

(left to right)Matt Makovec (Timberwolves Community Relations Manager), Corey Mensink (President US Bank Owatonna), Mark Hendricks (Youth 1st), (Timberwolves players) Ronny Turiaf, Corey Brewer, Seth Madole (President OBA), Reid Stransky (OBA Board), Coach Ryan Saunders, Mark Arjes (Youth 1st).

The collage represented the Real Winning awards (certificate, plaque, etc) and pictures from the 16 teams selected through the OBA tournaments this winter.  The teams also received a special ticket offer from the Timberwolves to attend a game as a team.

2013/2014 OBA Real Winning Team Awards:

Girls Teams

4TH GRADE B - AUSTIN
4TH GRADE B - TRITON
5TH GRADE C – KASSON-MANTORVILLE WHITE
6TH GRADE B - MEDFORD
6TH GRADE C - OWATONNA SILVER
7TH GRADE A - MANKATO
7TH GRADE B - ALBERT LEA
7TH GRADE C - ROCHESTER JM
8TH GRADE B - OWATONNA BLUE
8TH GRADE C - STEWARTVILLE

 

Boys Teams

4TH GRADE SILVER – BYRON YELLOW
5TH GRADE B –ROCHESTER LOURDES
5TH GRADE C – BYRON WHITE
6TH GRADE – KASSON MANTORVILLE
7TH GRADE A - STMA
7TH GRADE B – OWATONNA SILVER

Following the clinic at OHS, the Timberwolves players had lunch and played nine holes at the Owatonna Country Club. (And posed for a few pictures)