Timberwolves to provide closed captioning at all home games

- On the court, Zach LaVine is known for his dunk shots, but at Thursday’s game he was recognized for something above the court.

The Timberwolves and Lynx announced on Tuesday they will provide captioning for the deaf community at all home games.

Students from the Metro Deaf School attended Thursday’s game and were recognized in a pregame video from LaVine.

LaVine has been very involved with the school. In April, he donated $10,000 for the Metro Deaf School to have a kitchen installed.

Over the past year, LaVine has spent time with students of St. Paul’s Metro Deaf School. For many of those students, the game against the Nuggets is the first game they’ve ever attended.

“For them to visually see it but now actually understand what’s going on, and be able to read what’s going on it’s going to be cool.” LaVine said.

LaVine learned sign language in high school.

“I can hold a conversation but they get to signing really fast I might be like, hey man slow that down a little bit but I can understand it.”

The closed captioning services are provided by Paradigm Sports Captioning and will appear on Target Center’s new scoreboard.

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