Karl-Anthony Towns is known for his game on the basketball court but many may not know that he also has volunteered to help the autism community. On an ESPN special called Face to Face with Hannah Storm, Towns was featured looking at his road all the way to the #1 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.
In the interview they featured how Towns, who, moved by the shootings in Newtown, decided to take action to get involved as a volunteer at REED Academy, a New Jersey program for children with autism. This wasn’t the first time Towns had gotten involved with the autism community as he also prior to his days with the Kentucky Wildcats helped volunteer with the organization Parents of Autistic Children.
In an interview with Bleacher Report, Towns’ mother said of her son’s charity efforts, “It comes from within. I don’t know how else to explain it. Karl will never think he’s bigger and better than anyone. He follows his heart and does what’s right because it makes him feel good inside.”