Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins Scores Big for Underprivileged Kids
No matter the drama that may be engulfing the Minnesota Timberwolves behind the scenes, Andrew Wiggins is making sure every moment—and every point—counts on the court.
Prior to the Wolves’ 112-108 opening night game against the San Antonio Spurs, Andrew announced that he would be donating $22 (to match his jersey number) for every point he scores during the 2017-18 season, with proceeds put “towards supporting underprivileged children who face barriers in participating in organized sports.”
That night, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft scored 20 points in his first game of the new campaign, thereby contributing $440 to the Wiggys World Foundation. Entering Monday, he’s tallied 61 points—or $1,342 worth for charity.
Had Andrew started his pledge drive from the moment he set foot in the NBA, he would have collected $146,234—not including the $1,738 for points scored during Minnesota’s playoff appearance in April.