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Q&A with Wolves and Lynx COO Ryan Tanke

The Timberwolves and Lynx opened the doors of Target Center to the public on Thursday for one of the first times since the NBA postponed its season, but instead of a basketball court and hoops on the floor of the arena, there were chairs and places for people to give blood.

In concert with the Red Cross and Anheuser-Busch, the teams held a blood drive for 250 people, Wolves and Lynx COO Ryan Tanke said.

Tanke himself gave blood and everyone who did received a coronavirus antibody test. Tanke took some time to chat with the Star Tribune at the event where he touched on what it may look like when fans come back to Target Center, recent layoffs the organization had and actions the teams have taken in the name of social justice and racial equality.