Howling for Wolves, a wolf advocacy group, played a 30-second video during the Minnesota Timberwolves' home opener last night to promote their effort to stop Minnesota's upcoming wolf-hunting season.
Minneapolis CBS affiliate WCCO says Howling for Wolves paid $2,000 to be the team's "nonprofit for the game." The package came with 100 tickets and a 30-second halftime video. The video encouraged those in attendance to visit the group's booth and sign their petition to stop this season's wolf hunt, slated to begin Nov. 9.
A spokesperson for the Timberwolves said a variety of nonprofits have promoted their causes at games over the years and it does not constitute a team endorsement of their views.