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Karl-Anthony Towns to donate $100K to Mayo Clinic for COVID-19 tests

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Karl-Anthony Towns (32) tries to rebound the ball against Dallas Mavericks center Salah Mejri (50) and forward Dirk Nowitzki. Photo: Photo: AP/Stacy Bengs. Minnesota Timberwolves forward Karl-Anthony Towns (32) tries to rebound the ball against Dallas Mavericks center Salah Mejri (50) and forward Dirk Nowitzki.

Kyle Brown
Updated: March 15, 2020 08:47 PM
Created: March 15, 2020 08:09 PM

Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns announced on Sunday that he would donate $100,000 to Mayo Clinic, which has developed a test to detect COVID-19.

"Our team has been working around the clock for the past month to develop a test for COVID-19,” said Dr. William Morice II, chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic. “We are blown away by Karl’s gesture to help us fast-track offering testing to more patients across Minnesota and the nation.”

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