As the Minnesota Timberwolves head into a new season, small forward Andrew Wiggins has even more reasons to have the best year of his career. On Tuesday, Wiggins announced he will donate $22 for every point he scores to her bring sports to more underprivileged youth.
Wiggins announced on Instagram that his donations will go towards helping youth who face barriers preventing them from playing organized sports. The 23-year-old’s incredible campaign aims to help let underprivileged kids be kids as they grow up and have greater access to play sports they otherwise may not have been able to.
Wiggins scored 1,452 points last season in 82 games for the Timberwolves, which would have resulted in nearly a $32,000 donation to this initiative.
Now entering his fifth season in the league, Wiggins will be looking to return to his 2016-17 form when he averaged 23.6 points per game.
If Minnesota trades Jimmy Butler, it could ultimately lead to more opportunities for Wiggins to score and consequently more money going towards underprivileged youth.