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    Rookie Relief for St. Jude Auction

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    Minnesota Timberwolves’ rookie Kevin Love is helping kick off the inaugural Rookie Relief for St. Jude, a fundraising campaign to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer centers. As ambassador of the campaign, Love joins more than 40 of the NBA’s top rookies and select league veterans in donating autographed game jerseys for an eBay auction to be held November 11 – 20. Other participating NBA rookies include Derrick Rose, O.J. Mayo, Michael Beasley, Brook Lopez and Greg Oden, just to name a few. Love has committed to matching funds raised through the auction up to $12,500. The auction ends at 10 p.m. EST on November 20.

    The Rookie Relief for St. Jude auction is a fundraising promotion created out of the partnership between the NBA Summer League and St. Jude. The auction will be the cornerstone of an annual fundraising program featuring top NBA rookies. The official announcement of the partnership was made during the NBA Summer League’s Tip-Off Reception on July 10 at the Platinum Hotel & Spa in Las Vegas.

    For more information on the auction or to bid on the entire collection of NBA merchandise, contact Kevin Nienhuis or call 901-578-2044.


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    Kevin Love with St. Jude patient Dylan. Read Dylan's story.


    Rookie Relief on TNT

    As part of the NBA Cares program, the Rookie Relief auction for St. Jude was discussed on a live broadcast on TNT.