Ronny on KFAN1003

Ronny Turiaf and Janel McCarville of the Minnesota Lynx guest starred on KFAN1003 this morning.   Check out these on air shots, taken live from KFAN’s Minneapolis studios.

Ronny and Janel McCarville in KFAN's studios

KFAN enjoys talking with Ronny Turiaf






New Timberwolves center Ronny Turiaf will spend his first day in Minnesota where he has devoted countless hours during his NBA career – in the community. Turiaf, known as one of the NBA’s biggest community ambassadors and charitable contributors, will host a number of events this Wednesday, September 18 when he “Paints the Town” in support of the Ronald McDonald House and the Ronny Turiaf Heart to Heart Foundation.
“I can’t wait to spend the day doing what I love – putting smiles on kids faces,” said Turiaf. “Community outreach has always been a passion of mine and something I take very seriously. I am excited to meet the wonderful people of the Twin Cities and look forward to sharing the day with a number of very special and deserving children.”

Dedicated to utilizing his NBA career to make an impact in the community and beyond, Turiaf’s charitable work has included Passion in Action, Camp Harmony, The Ronny Turiaf Heart to Heart Foundation, various Heart Health Awareness Initiatives and a number of other community centered outreach programs.

In August of 2009, Turiaf started the Heart to Heart Foundation to spread heart health awareness and education to underprivileged children and families. The Foundation seeks to provide community classrooms with defibrillators and educational materials on the importance of heart health awareness as well as providing funding for early detection tests. The NBA named Turiaf the recipient of the NBA Cares Community Assist Award for February of 2010 in recognition of his outstanding efforts in the community and for his ongoing philanthropic and charitable work.

View the full press release here.

Camp Harmony

Ronny Turiaf and actress and model, Jessica Kinni, teamed up for a day of inspiration with the enthusiastic campers of Camp Harmony in Malibu.   The duo took some time to share from their hearts the importance of following dreams and persevering even through the most trying of circumstances.  The young listeners eagerly embraced Ronny and Jessica, engaging the pair in questions and conversation regarding their respective careers, lives, and paths to success.   The occasion was part of Camp Harmony’s mentoring program, a vital component to United in Harmony’s mission to provide homeless and impoverished children with hope and opportunities to develop positive self-esteem through interactions with teenage and adult role models.

Special Screening: White House Down


Ronny Turiaf, Nick Young, Dorrell Wright and Brandon Jennings joined with IVC Global to present a special screening of White House Down at the Landmark movie theater in Los Angeles.  The new action film, directed by Roland Emmerich stars Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx.  The two protagonists are charged with protecting the president after a group of paramilitary invaders attempt to take down the White House.



Special Screening: Pain & Gain

Ronny Turiaf, DeAndre Jordan, and Caron Butler joined with IVC Global to present a special screening of Pain &  Gain at the Arclight Cinema in Hollywood.   The new action comedy stars Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie.   The film, from acclaimed director Michael Bay comes “Pain and Gain,” is based on the unbelievable true story of a group of personal trainers in 1990s Miami who, in pursuit of the American Dream, get caught up in a criminal enterprise that goes horribly wrong.




Ronny Turiaf Rings Bell At NASDAQ In Support Of Go Red

On Wednesday, February 2, 2011, Ronny will represent the American Heart Association while he rings the opening bell of NASDAQ at the MarketSite Studio located at 4 Times Square. The ceremony begins at 9AM EST and will be broadcast nationwide by business television networks (CNBC, Fox Business, etc.). Ronny and the American Heart Association’s participation in the ceremony is to draw awareness to the AHA’s Go Red For Women campaign.
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NBA Family Makes A Difference During Basketball Without Borders Africa

Knicks forward Ronny Turiaf and Bobcats center DeSagana Diop spend time with boys and girls following the malaria bed net distribution in Rufisque, Senegal (NBAE via Getty Images)
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