Last year Victor Oladipo won a car but later donated it to a domestic violence survivor.
The 26-year-old point guard gifted the Kia car he won as the 2017-2018 NBA Most Improved Player to domestic violence survivor Renita Hills. Hills works with the Julian Center—an Indianapolis organization that supports domestic violence survivors.
When @VicOladipo won the NBA’s Most Improved Player Award, he was given a brand-new Kia. Tonight, he surprised Renita Hills, a domestic violence survivor who now works with @juliancenter, with the keys to that car. ??? https://t.co/uliTCUc8uy
During the game, Hills was honored on the court. Oladipo appeared in a taped message with the car calling Hills, “an inspiration to so many people.”
Pacers mascot Boomer then gave Hills the keys.
However, this isn’t Oladipo’s first time giving back. The league awarded Oladipo the NBA Cares Community Assist Award in December of 2015 for his charity work. Oladipo gave $35,000 to a center that works with children dealing with hearing loss. He also donated a car and money to a single mother and her daughter to help them transition out of living in an Orlando women’s shelter.