Generous 'Wheel of Fortune' contestant donates entire $145,000 in winnings to charity

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Thursday's Wheel of Fortune champion Scott Kolbrenner may just be the most generous contestant in the show's history. The financial advisor from Encino, Calif., is a volunteer and sits on the board of directors for Uplift Family Services at Hollygrove.

"Hollygrove is a wonderful place," said Kolbrenner. "It's dedicated to helping kids excel and grow. And their families as well — mental health and other services for them."

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After winning $45,000 during regulation play and scoring an ultra rare $100,000 prize in the bonus round, Kolbrenner donated his $145,000 in winnings to charity. Wheel of Fortune revealed the generous gift on the show's Twitter feed.

"Scott has pledged to donate all of his winnings to Uplift Family Services and L.A. Regional Food Bank!" the tweet read. "Way to give back! What a generous gesture! Such good fortune all the way around."

To learn more about these charities or to donate, visit Uplift Family Services and L.A. Regional Food Bank.

Wheel of Fortune is a syndicated show which airs weekdays. Please visit the show’s site for local listings of time and channel.

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