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NBA's Timberwolves to hold 'Dunks After Dark' on Campus

Event is open to public. Free tickets are available. Doors open 11 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29.

Minnesota Timberwolves Press Release, 9-16-2014

                       “Dunks After Dark” Midnight Event to Highlight
                   Opening of 2014-15 Timberwolves Training Camp in
                                               Mankato, Minn.

                            Dunks After Dark Event Is Free and Open to the Public;
                                    Doors to Open at 11 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29

Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves will open their 2014-15 Training Camp, with a “Dunks After Dark” event at Bresnan Arena in the Taylor Center on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato. Doors will open to the public at 11 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 29 with the Wolves expected to take the floor shortly after midnight.

Modeled after a traditional collegiate “Midnight Madness,” the Wolves’ "Dunks After Dark" event will be free and open to the public, featuring over an hour of Wolves entertainment, headlined by a scrimmage and a dunk contest involving Wolves’ rookies Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine. NBA TV will be on hand to provide live coverage throughout the night. Media availability will follow the conclusion of the event.

Doors to Bresnan Arena will open at 11 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 29. Tickets will be available to the general public and Minnesota State University, Mankato students at the Student Union Center beginning Monday, Sept. 29 at 10:30 a.m. (UPDATE: Tickets will be available beginning at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25.)

More details on "Dunks After Dark," including an event schedule, will be issued the week prior to the event.

Training camp is presented by the Hilton Garden Inn - Mankato.

The Timberwolves' 26th NBA season will tip off with the team's annual Media Day on Sept. 29 from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Target Center. The Wolves open preseason play with a game on Oct. 7 at the Indiana Pacers. Minnesota's first home preseason game is Oct. 10 vs. Philadelphia at Target Center.

Hilton Garden Inn

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