Although injured and done for the season, David Lee is still competing for something this season. Lee is a finalist for the Kia Community Assist Award for his continued outstanding work off the court. Here is some more information about the award and how Warriors fans can support Lee by voting for him.
The Golden State Warriors announced today that forward David Lee was named a finalist by the NBA for the Kia Community Assist Award for the 2012-13 season in recognition of his outstanding efforts in the community and his ongoing philanthropic and charitable work. Additionally, the NBA announced that for the first time, from April 29 – May 17, fans are able to show their support by voting for finalists on the newly launched Kia Community Assist Facebook Tab on the NBA’s Facebook page, highlighting the 10 finalists.
The 2013 Seasonlong Kia Community Assist Award winner will be determined by fans and a distinguished panel of NBA judges, including past J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award winners and NBA Legends Bob Lanier and Dikembe Mutombo. Kia and the NBA will donate $25,000 to the winner’s charity of choice.
Throughout Lee’s tenure with the Warriors he has proven to be an All-Star on-and-off the court. He is a national spokesperson for the Hoops for St. Jude program, which led him to visit the Memphis based hospital and research center in February of this year where he doubled his annual $25,000 donation to $50,000. He also pledged to donate $250 for every Warriors win to support Us Against Cancer and aid in the fight against cancer, totaling $12,500 to date. At NBA All-Star Day of Service he put his skills to good use by working with Rebuilding Together Houston to help rebuild and renovate homes. Earlier this season, David was presented with a proclamation from the city of Oakland for donating $25,000 to keep their annual Thanksgiving Dinner going that feeds nearly 3,000 of the city’s homeless, elderly and less fortunate.
If awarded the 2013 Seasonlong Kia Community Assist Award, Lee’s charity of choice to receive the $25,000 donation is Us Against Cancer, a 501(c)(3) public charity that is committed to raising funds to support cancer research and was co-founded by his childhood best friend and two-time cancer survivor Mike Bommarito.
To learn more, please log on to www.nba.com/kiacommunityassist