Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins will be donating $22 to charity for every point for the second straight year
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins donated $22 for every point that he scored last season. He announced on Twitter that he is going to be doing that again in 2019-20.
I’m proud to announce for the second year straight i’ll be donating $22 for every point I score towards supporting underprivileged children who face barriers in participating in organized sports. The goal is and will always be to help kids be kids and play sports! pic.twitter.com/PJHghnQBBv
— andrew wiggins (@22wiggins) October 20, 2019
During the 2018-19 season, Wiggins managed to total 1,321 points and that translated to a donation of $29,062 to charity. The money went towards ‘supporting underprivileged children who face barriers in participating in organized sports.’
There could be plenty of points scored from Wiggins this season as he is quite motivated to prove himself. He recently expressed that there are not ‘100 players better than me’ when asked about being left out of ESPN’s top 100 players in the league annual list.
“I don’t really look at that too much, top 100 or not top 100,” Wiggins said, via ESPN. “There’s not 100 players better than me, so it doesn’t matter what people think. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. My job is to come out here and hoop, and that’s what I’m going to do.”
Wiggins is entering his sixth season with the Timberwolves and is coming off a respectable season with averages of 18.1 points and 4.8 rebounds. With Jimmy Butler no longer on the team like he was to start last season, there will likely be more offensive responsibility for Wiggins out of the gate.
Regardless of what critics have to say about Wiggins, it’s great to see him donating so much to charity. It’s never required of a player to make a positive impact in their respective community but he chooses to do so anyway.