Zach LaVine of the Minnesota Timberwolves won the 2016 Slam Dunk Contest and donated some of the prize money to help create memories at Metro Deaf School in St. Paul.

The 21 year old basketball player has formed a bond with students at Metro Deaf and wanted to help the students experience his favorite part of school, by giving them a brand new cafeteria. In the video, Zach said lunch time was his favorite because he got to socialize with everybody. At Metro Deaf all the meals are catered in and the students eat in the classroom. This way, they can now hang out and eat food together.

This is so cool and I love when athletes use their money for a good cause. Zach is still just getting into his career as an NBA player, but he's off to a great start on and off the court. Check out the video below and let me know what you think of Zach donating his Slam Dunk money in the comments below.

Take a look inside the walls of Metro Deaf School as Zach LaVine unveils the brand-new kitchen space that was completed using a portion of his Slam Dunk Contest winnings.

Posted by Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, April 5, 2016