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Iowa Wolves and Principal® Announce 2022-23 Community Celebration Games

By Iowa Wolves Staff /November 15, 2022

DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa Wolves, the NBA G League franchise of the Minnesota Timberwolves, along with Principal® are excited to continue their partnership with the return of the Community Celebration Games presented by Prinicipal® this season.

“It is a thrill to bring back the Community Celebration series in 2022-23 with Principal®,” said Chip Albright, Iowa Wolves Vice President of Marketing. “Our fans and players had a blast with these unique jersey creations last year celebrating diversity and we look forward to supporting through the online auction so many wonderful non-profits doing great work.” 

“We are excited to collaborate with the Wolves again this season to present these meaningfully-designed jerseys to elevate understanding of and celebrate the diverse cultures and backgrounds that make up the fanbase of the Iowa Wolves and the broader Des Moines metro,” said Jo Christine Miles, Director of Principal® Foundation and Community Relations. “It’s a wonderful stage to showcase how art and sports can bring people together, benefit our community, and expand our horizons.”

Local organizations have helped create and present unique player jerseys in celebration of the many diverse communities in Iowa with an ensuing jersey auction to benefit local non-profits. 

Five of the six community celebration games return from the 2021-22 series. New this season is Disability Empowerment Night that will take place Friday, Dec. 9 when the Grand Rapids Gold visit Wells Fargo Arena. 

2022-23 Community Celebration Games presented by Principal® 

• Pride Community Celebration Day, Nov. 20 vs Wisconsin Herd

• Disability Empowerment Night, Dec. 9 vs Grand Rapids Gold

• AAPI Community Celebration Night, Jan. 27 vs Oklahoma City Blue

• Black History Month Celebration, Feb. 9 vs Texas Legends

• Hispanic Heritage Celebration Night, Feb. 22 vs Mexico City Capitanes 

• Women’s History Celebration Month, March 13 vs Birmingham Squadron 

Look for more information, including impacted local non-profits and online links to jersey auctions, to be released at a later date.