Monetary reward and fun- these two incentives have been a core part of the Wheel of Fortune for decades. However, for some participants, playing the game is the true prize. The money is just a result. Such is the opinion of Wheel of Fortune Participant Scott Kolbrenner, who pledged that if he was ever on the show and won- he would donate his winnings to charity. And that is exactly what he is doing.
When Kolbrenner appeared on the game show in 2021, he won a total of $145,000. He and his wife decided to split the money between two charities that they had supported in the past, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and Uplift Family Services. Kolbrenner never had to spin the Wheel to be fortunate enough to grow up with civic and charitable-minded individuals, so we at the Positive Identity are pleased to see him continuing to bring these values into the world in every way he can.