Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins announces results of his charity campaign for 2018-19 season
Minnesota Timberwolves swingman Andrew Wiggins has announced the results of his charity campaign for the 2018-19 NBA season.
Wiggins said he is donating close to $30,000 to various charities. He made the announcement on his official Twitter account on May 22.
Wiggins will donate $22 for every point he scored in 2018-19 (1,321 points). Twenty-two is Wiggins’ jersey number.
I’m excited to announce that by donating $22 for every point I scored this season, and with 1,321 points, I was able to donate a total of $29,062 to @CTJumpstart , Boys and Girls Club Of The Twin Cities , and @GorguiDieng Foundation! pic.twitter.com/pGJyLx4jPe
— andrew wiggins (@22wiggins) May 22, 2019
Jumpstart “is a national charity with a commitment to local communities,” per its official website. The company’s vision is to help Canadian children fulfill their dreams. The 24-year-old Wiggins is a native of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Wiggins also supports is The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities. According to their official website, they “enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.”
Wiggins also contributes to the Gorgui Dieng Foundation. It aims to build “a sustainable future for children in Senegal” through medicine, food, agriculture, and athletics, per its official website. Dieng is Wiggins’ Senegalese teammate with the Timberwolves.
"Ryan (Saunders) gave him more flexibility than he had under Tom (Thibodeau)."
Glen Taylor still has high hopes for Andrew Wiggins to reach his potential.
Is he the only one that feels that way? pic.twitter.com/zg2k9rEYCg
— SKOR North (@SKORNorth) May 17, 2019
It’s clear Andrew Wiggins has an innate desire to help children. Donating close to $30,000 is a thoughtful gesture on his part. It’s surprising to know Wiggins’ 1,321 points last season were a career-low.
If Wiggins can score more points in the 2019-20 NBA season, children in Canada, Minnesota, and Senegal will benefit immensely. We’re certain he’s up to the daunting task.