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.
And did we mention that $5 from each ticket goes to fund Jewish Federation ( in St. Paul or Minneapolis)? Yes, that means you can drink your beer, watch the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Oklahoma City Thunder, AND be a mensch.
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)