INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Pacers player Paul George was not the only winner when he received the NBA's Most Improved Player award Tuesday.
The NBA All-Star donated a 2014 Kia Sorento to a west side community center. The car was given to George as part of the award.
Diane Arnold, director of the Hawthorne Community Center, says the gift of a brand new car from an NBA star is one of the best donations her organization has ever received.
"I had a live turkey donated one year the day before Thanksgiving and I spent my Thanksgiving looking for a home for a live turkey, so certainly this was a much better donation," said Arnold.
Arnold said she had no idea she was getting a car.
"I anticipated a basketball, an autographed jersey, tickets, something — but certainly not a $40,000 vehicle," she said.
Arnold says she is not sure what to do with the car, but she hopes the NBA knows the impact his gift will have on the center.
"For a very small organization to be selected by someone like Paul George was phenomenal. We would hope that he would come out and meet our children and get to see who we are and see first hand the value of his gift to this organization," she said.
Interstate 70 east near Interstate 465 was reopened Tuesday evening after a crash blocked all lanes around 6:30 p.m.
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On Tuesday, Indianapolis Police Chief Rick Hite will promote 23 officers. Three sergeants will be elevated to the rank of lieutenant. Twenty patrol officers will be promoted to the rank of sergeant.