Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins will donate $22 for every point this season

Andrew Wiggins Minnesota Timberwolves 2016
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Andrew Wiggins’ fifth NBA season will be a charitable one.

The Timeberwolves star has vowed to donate $22 for every point scored this season to help underprivileged children gain better access to organized sports.


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I’m proud to announce that this season 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 to help kids be kids and play sports!

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Wiggins finished last season with 1,452 points, which would equate to a donation of more than $31,000 if he maintains the same pace this season.

Wiggins, 23, was selected by the Cavaliers with the first overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft but was promptly traded to the Timberwolves. He has remained in Minnesota since, earning Rookie of the Year honors in 2015 and averaging 13.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists throughout his career.