University of Wisconsin students and basketball coach Greg Gard teamed up to raise more than $20,000 to to fight cancer on Monday night as a part of the Badgers’ sixth-annual “Swish Upon A Cure” event.
Former Badgers star Frank Kaminsky, who plays for the Charlotte Hornets, added his own donation of $1,012 to the cause and posted a video of his free throw and half-court shot via the Wisconsin Twitter yesterday.
The Kaminsky legend grows.
Thanks for $1,012 donation to @GardingCancer, Frank.
(Oh, and nice shooting too) pic.twitter.com/EEmBYt2Dkz
— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) October 17, 2017
Gard and his wife Michelle donated $1 for every student who entered the Kohl Center on Monday, then for each free throw, $5 was donated and for each half-court shot, $500 was donated.
Kaminsky said both shots were first try, though whether they were or not, it’s irrelevant and money raised for a great cause.
Here are Gard’s comments on the event via a release:
“Unfortunately, cancer is something that touches so many people and it’s a disease that touches many of our lives in some way or another. Talking to the students that came through today, I felt meaningful conversations and a true understanding for the purpose of this event. There were many personal stories that they wanted to share and experiences that they’ve had.”