Updated: June 25, 2020 10:17 AM
Created: June 25, 2020 10:05 AM
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx on Thursday announced they're partnering with RISE to create programming to eliminate racial discrimination, champion social justice and improve race relations.
The organizations said the partnership was formed after a June 4 community conversation, which included Timberwolves Associate Head Coach David Vanterpool and Lynx Assistant Coach Rebekkah Brunson joined Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx CEO Casson and Kim Miller, Vice President of Programs at RISE, surrounding the impact of George Floyd's death.
The multi-year partnership will include:
"This integrated partnership will provide us the opportunity to have a lasting impact in areas of racial equality and social justice," said Casson. "These timely programs will provide our staff, players and coaches with the necessary resources and education to be agents of change within our community."
More details on the programs will be announced at a later time.
Earlier this month, the organizations announced they're joining 'Team Up for Change' to help effect change in areas of social injustice, racial inequality and systemic racism.
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