TIMBERWOLVES GUARD ZACH LAVINE KNOWN FOR HIS HIGHEST DEFYING GRAVITY DEFYING SLAM DUNK’S. YOU PUT A PORTION OF THE PRIZE MONEY THAT HE WON TO THE USE OF A VERY GOOD CAUSE AND DAVE McCOY GOT TO SEE FOR THE FIRST TIME WHAT HIS GIFT MADE POSSIBLE AND DAVID THE COOL THING IS A GOES BEYOND THE TIMBERWOLVES STORY ABOUT SOMEONE DONATING MONEY. Reporter: HE LEARNED SIGN LANGUAGE IN HIGH SCHOOL IN A FEW MONTHS AGO STARTED VOLUNTEERING AT METRO DEAF SCHOOL IN ST. PAUL WHEN HE FOUND OUT THEY BADLY NEEDED A NEW KITCHEN HE USED $10,000 HE GOT FROM WINNING THE SLAMDUNK CONTESTS AND PAID FOR ALL. WHO KNEW A DUNK COULD DO SO MUCH GOOD? WE HAVE BEEN FUNDRAISING FOR FIVE YEARS FOR A NEW KITCHEN AND TRY TO GET IT RENOVATED SO WE CAN BE FUNCTIONAL. AND HE SAID WE CAN MAKE THAT HAPPEN AND FIGURE IT OUT. TODAY ZACH LAVINE RETURNED TO SEE THE FINISHED PRODUCT. IT LOOKS A LOT BETTER THAN WHAT IT WAS. THEY CAN SOCIALIZE AND HAVE THEIR OWN MEALS NOW AND THAT IS THE MAIN THING. THIS IS DEEPER THAN A ONE- TIME DONATION, ZACH LAVINE HAS BEEN HERE THREE TIMES BEFORE PLAYING GAMES AND READING WITH THE KIDS. IT IS ABOUT MORE THAN MONEY. HE USED HIS INTEREST IN SIGN LANGUAGE TO FORM A UNIQUE AND MEANINGFUL CONNECTION WITH LOCAL KIDS. IT IS EASY FOR ANY CELEBRITIES TO DO A ONE-DAY THING, YOU GO IN AND GET A LOT OF MEDIA PUBLICITY AND HE COMES NUMEROUS TIMES WITH NO MEDIA AND EVERY TIME HE COMES HE’S TALKING WITH THE KIDS AND INTERACTING. I THINK THE BIGGEST PIECE HAS BEEN THAT HE SIGNS. THE FIRST TIME I DID IT I DID A COUPLE OF SCIENCE AND I TALK TO THEM OR SPELLED OUT THE NAME, I’M NOT FLUENT LIKE I USED TO BE, I’M NOT THE BEST LIKE THEY ARE, SOMETIMES THEY LOSE ME BUT JUST SEEING THAT HE CAN DO THIS IS KIND OF COOL I THINK IT IS VERY NICE AND IT MAKES MUNICATION MUCH EASIER FOR US WITH THEM. IT MAKES THEIR DAY BRIGHTER AND I AM ALL FOR IT. IT IS REALLY COOL. ZACH LAVINE’S DONATION COVERED A NEW REFRIGERATOR, SINKS, CABINETRY AND THE WHOLE DEAL AND BEFORE THIS THE SCHOOL HAD TO CATER EVERY MEAL. I HAVE BEEN A LOT OF ATHLETE CHARITY FUNCTION TYPE OF THINGS AND THIS WAS DIFFERENT, THERE WAS A GENUINE CONNECTION WITH THE KIDS ESPECIALLY WATCH THE KIDS SIGN WITH HIM, THE SUPERSTAR ATHLETE SPEAKING THEIR LANGUAGE. WONDERFUL. WHEN DID HE START TO LEARN IN HIGH SCHOOL? HE SAID THAT HE ANYBODY DID NOT WANT TO TAKE SPANISH AND THEY SAID IF WE COULD JUST DO SIGN LANGUAGE, THEY COULD DO LIKE BASEBALL PLAYERS IN THE DUGOUT AND ON THE BASKETBALL COURT THEY COULD SIGNAL THINGS