New Mexico guard Hugh Greenwood had a postgame interview go viral after he credited his 22 point performance — and first dunk in three years – in a win at UNLV on a person on twitter that made vile jokes about his mother, who is battling breast cancer.
The best part of that story has turned out to be the postscript.
Greenwood operates something called the Pink Pack Fund, which is essentially a way for people to donate money to cancer research at the University of New Mexico. Prior to the UNLV game, there was $7,729 in that fund. As of Monday morning, a New Mexico spokesperson told NBCSports.com, there was $24,779, which includes a $10,000 donation that came in from the Governor of the state last week.
If you do the math, Greenwood’s postgame interview generated enough conversation about his mom that he had already doubled the amount of money that had been donated to the Pink Pack Fund by the time the Governor made her donation.
$17,000 in donations for calling a twitter troll out on TV.
If you’d like to contribute to the Pink Pack Fund, you can do so right here.