Kevin Love Takes the Polar Plunge With Special Olympics

By Ryan Heckman
Brace Hemmelgarn-US Presswire

Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves has been unable to help his team on the court most of this year, and has spent most of this season as a bench warmer. Today, however that seat of his felt a little bit cooler.

Earlier today, Love made an appearance at the Eden Prairie, Minnesota “Polar Plunge.” The Polar Plunge is an event held across the United States in which people jump into an ice cold lake or body of water, and the money raised at the event goes towards a specific charity or organization.

Today’s event, as always in the state of Minnesota, raised money for the Special Olympics. Love decided to take the leap twice, each time jumping with different athletes from the Special Olympics team. When asked about his first experience jumping into a freezing cold lake, Love said that the first time he jumped it was “awesome” and he “loved it.”

However, the second time, he said it was more of a “love/hate” relationship (Quite honestly, he did not sound like the puns were intended). Over the course of the day, Love pledged $500 for every person taking the jump, up to a grand total of $5,000.

As Love continues to show his worth off the court in the state of Minnesota, fans desperately want to see him show what he’s worth on the court. After not getting the chance to do so most of the year, he is looking to return within the next couple of weeks. Wolves fans can rest assured knowing that when he does indeed return, they are in store for a few more exciting nights before the season’s end.

I think I know a few fans in particular who will be cheering especially loudly that first night he is announced in the starting lineup.

Ryan Heckman is a Minnesota Timberwolves writer for Follow him on Twitter, “Like” him on Facebook, or add him to your network on Google

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