Thanks to Karl-Anthony Towns, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) will be getting a brand new Kia!
The NBA awarded the 2015-16 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year Award to Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves on May 16 by handing him keys to a brand new Sorento CUV.
Towns received all 130 first-place votes from a panel of broadcasters and sportswriters in the U.S. and Canada. The seven-foot center set franchise rookie records in scoring, rebounding, blocked shots and field goal percentage this season, and his basketball talents are just as commendable as his generosity and compassion.
Town announced that he will be donating his brand new Kia to LLS’s Minnesota chapter in honor of Timberwolves executive and coach, Flip Saunders.
Saunders died in in October after a battle with Hodgkin lymphoma, and his two grandparents died from cancer as well. In honor of Saunders, Towns wore a pin with Saunders’ name on it during his acceptance of the award.
Any funds raised from resale or auction of the Kia will be directly used for supporting LLS’s mission.