Raptors news: Kyle Lowry pledges $1 million to Villanova campaign
Kyle Lowry, a notable alumnus of the Villanova Wildcats basketball team, has pledged $1 million to his former team, according to their website. Kyle Lowry himself showed his gratitude to the university with a statement after his donation pledge on Monday nigh Kyle Lowry, a notable alumnus of the Villanova Wildcats basketball team, has pledged $1 million to his former team, according to their website. t.
“On behalf of the Lowry family—Karter, Kameron, Ayahna and myself—we are honored to be able to have this opportunity to give back to Villanova university in this form,” said Lowry. “We are very excited about the ‘Kyle Lowry locker room’.
Villanova expressed their own sincere gratitude for the donation, with many of their staff giving thanks to Lowry and his family for their contributions to the team.
“Kyle is a prime example of the type of student we seek to develop at Villanova—someone who takes the opportunities and lessons learned while here to create success in whatever path they choose.” said University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA. “Kyle has certainly been very successful in his time since Villanova and I am grateful to him and family for their generosity and investment in Villanova Athletics, which will benefit our student-athletes for years to come.”
“We cannot thank Kyle and his family enough for the generosity and support of the Finneran Pavilion,” said Mark Jackson, Director of Athletics. “To have his name associated with the men’s basketball locker room where so much tradition has been established and where the nation’s top players come to play is fitting on all fronts. I’m confident the Lowry name being highlighted upon entry into this space will provide daily inspiration to our players who want to achieve at the highest levels of basketball as Kyle has done with his own career.”
Lowry was a member of the Wildcats from 2004-2006. He was then selected by the Memphis Grizzlies with the 24th pick in the 2006 NBA Draft. Now, he is currently averaging 16.2 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 7.0 assists for the Toronto Raptors.