Whether you’re a basketball fan, or just want to help beat the world’s record for the largest dreidel spin, Jewish Heritage Night with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, December 8th is the place to be. You may not know that the Timberwolves host a Jewish heritage night, and that’s because it’s pretty new – last year was the first year they hosted this event, which runs for an hour before the Timberwolves game, and features menorah-lighting, food, games, and discounted tix to the game. FREE TICKETS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.
As always, TC Jewfolk has the hook up. Read on for your opportunity to WIN ONE OF TWO PAIRS of the best seats in the house to the December 8th game and Jewish Heritage Night.
Five Cool Things About Jews and Basketball You Probably Didn’t Know:
- Jews helped populate and nationalize the sport of basketball in the 1920s, leading Newsweek to write that basketball was a sport “at which Jews excel.”
- There’s a Jewish Basketball Hall of Fame. And you thought we were too short to play.
- Basketball is huge in Israel. Learn more on the Israeli Basketball Association’s website.
- Jewish players and owners played a vital role in starting the NBA. Learn more in NPR’s interview with the producer and director of the Jewish Basketball Documentary “The First Basket” (released in February).
- The Timberwolves’ President of Basketball Operations, David Kahn, is Jewish.
Everything You Need to Know About Jewish Heritage Night with the Minnesota Timberwolves:
Jewish Heritage Night at the Timberwolves is Wednesday, December 8th at the Target Center. Doors will open early exclusively for participants interested in being a part of a Guinness World Record attempt for the largest group of people spinning dreidels at one time! The dreidel spin will start promptly at 5:30pm. Jewish Heritage Night Menorah lighting will be at 6:30pm. The Game begins at 7:00pm.
Additional events include: pre-game Chanukah fun zone, kosher food, dreidel attempt with a Wolves player; Chanukah crafts; Jewish games; sing-a-longs, menorah lighting and pop-a-shot.
Tickets are crazy discounted for this event – the $105 lower leve seats are $89; the $40 lower level seats are $38; the $35 lower level seats are $28; the $30 upper level seats are $24; and the $15 upper level seats are $14. $5 from each ticket goes to Federation. You can win free seat upgrades for up to four people in your group if you purchase your tickets, then log on to www.jewishstpaul.org or www.jewishminneapolis.org and fill out the registration form by December 1st! Winner will be notified the next day.
So you want FREE tickets to see the Timberwolves beat Thunder and attend Jewish Heritage Night?
We’re giving away TWO pairs of FREE tickets to the Timberwolves’ Wednesday December 8th game and Jewish Heritage Night. The seats are $105 tickets in Row T of Section 130.
Enter to win by posting your answer to this question in the comments to this post before Wednesday, November 24th at midnight: If you could ask one question of Timberwolves’ President of Basketball Operations David Kahn, what would it be?
We’ll follow up with David after the contest ends and post his replies to our questions. The winners for the tickets will be drawn randomly. Good luck!
(Photos: Minnesota Timberwolves)
My question would be:
When are the T-Wolves going to be any good?
Are you giving any extra incentives for people to buy season tickets for future years, like one night in a suite for all season ticket holders, drink/food tickets, etc?
What happened to the transition game?
Who is a better pick up basketball player, you or your brother Rob?
Is basketball your favorite sport to watch on TV?
Why is the triangle offense so difficult to execute? Do the players make the system or the system that makes the players?
Do you have an extra copy of Tex Winter’s book I can borrow?
What kinds of things are you and the team involved in in the Non-Profit community?
With Rubio, Flynn and Ridnour; who will be the odd man out at the point?
What does the team do to help the local community out?
What similarities do the Hanukkah story and a Timberwolves basketball game share?
Can you hook me up with a hug from Kevin Love?
What will be the next move to get the Timberwolves into the playoffs?
Accroding to you, which is the correct way to spell that Jewish holiday we celebrate for 8 days usually in December? (HANUKKAH)
Will Rick Rubio ever actually make it to MN to play with the team?
Tell me some things that the players and the team do to help out in the Community.
what would be the #1 thing you could do next year for improvement to the team?
Do you get frustrated that the team doesn’t seem to be making a lot of improvement?
What advice would you give someone looking to work in the NBA back office? What college major, etc.
Do you get frustrated that the team doesn’t seem to be making much improvement since you started your job?
What position do you like to play on the basketball court?
And the winners are….. Helen and Anne! Happy Thanksgiving! You each won a pair of tickets to Jewish Heritage Night at the Timberwolves! I’ll email you to get your info soon. The rest of you should still go – it should be an awesome night. Buy your tickets by clicking on the links above.
In order for the wolves to take it to the next level you will need to bring in some allstar caliber veterans to get a good mix of youth, experience and talent. When do you realistically think we will have this balance of players?
Great question Josh! Tickets are no longer available for this contest – but you should still go to the awesome event! Hope to see you there!