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NBA – Zach LaVine donated dunk contest winnings to school for the deaf

April 5, 2016 in Community News

 

 

CBSSP0RTS.COM
By Ananth Pandian | NBA writer
April 5, 2016

Since the fall of 2015, Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine has been spending his time with the Zach LaVine in St. Paul, where he interacts with the students using American Sign Language. LaVine took sign language in high school and has been able to communicate and develop a relationship with the students at the school.

On his first visit to the school, LaVine became aware that Metro Deaf didn’t have a kitchen to cook food for their students. So to help speed up the construction of a new kitchen, LaVine donated $10,000 dollars of his Slam Dunk Contest winnings to the school. The kitchen was completed on Monday and LaVine was on hand for its unveiling.

From the Star Tribune’s Jerry Zgoda:

On Monday, LaVine arrived to cut the ribbon on a new kitchen space, a project five years in the making that sped toward its conclusion when LaVine donated $10,000 from his February slam-dunk winnings.

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