While her WNBA basketball home may be Las Vegas, A’ja Wilson’s heart is always with the heart-shaped state of South Carolina.
The former Gamecocks great, who will eventually have a statue of her built near Colonial Life Arena at the University of South Carolina, gave back to her home state via a $15,000 check presented to Prisma Health, formerly Palmetto Health.
Wilson recently launched the A’ja Wilson Foundation that raises funds for various charities.
ICYMI: @_ajawilson22 visited #PrismaHealth Children’s Hospital–Midlands to celebrate #ChildrensHospitalsWeek by donating more than $15,000 to help kids treated at the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. https://t.co/WyYNO6fKvw
— Prisma Health Midlands Foundation (@PH_Foundation) March 22, 2019
Last year as my first fundraiser for my foundation, I started a campaign to help raise money for children with cancer and blood disorders and today I presented @PalmettoHealth with a check! Thank you all who donated and all who help make this possible 💛 AW22 pic.twitter.com/Mftu6dttTO
— A’ja Wilson (@_ajawilson22) March 20, 2019
— The A’ja Wilson Foundation (@TheAWilsonFndn) March 21, 2019
Wilson, of course, led South Carolina to the 2017 national championship and nearly took the Las Vegas Aces to a playoff berth in her first season in the WNBA. Last year, she also took home Rookie of the Year honors.