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With all the negativity in the headlines, it’s nice to see an athlete be acknowledged for doing something great.  Slam Dunk champion Zach LaVine used his winnings to help a deaf school.

via ESPN:

In his short time in Minnesota, the 21-year-old has formed a fast bond with the Metro Deaf School in St. Paul, a school that caters to about 100 students who are hearing impaired. He has used his incredible leaping ability to win two slam dunk titles and make a name for himself as a rising star in the NBA.

His hops are also helping the kids at Metro Deaf get a better meal at lunchtime.

LaVine was on hand Monday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the school’s new kitchen, which was paid for in part by the money LaVine won after beating Orlando’s Aaron Gordon in an epic slam dunk contest at All-Star weekend last month.

“The biggest part for me growing up was interacting with kids during lunch time and recess,” LaVine said. “They get all their meals catered in. I just thought it would be cool for them to be able to socialize and be able to hang out with each other, eat food together, instead of having to sit in class and eat and regular stuff.”

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