Spurs guard Antonio Daniels hugs a first grader from P.S. 64, an elementary school near the former World Trade Center. (Ray Amati/NBAE Photos)
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NBA Family Reaches Out to Help America
The NBA family joins Americans across the country in trying to do our part to help the nation heal. From fundraising to blood drives to morale-boosting, the league, its teams and players have come together in a tremendous show of support for the victims and heroes of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Spurred to Help
Spurs players, in New York for a preseason game against the Knicks, visited a Lower Manhattan elementary school, located almost directly across from the devastation of Sept. 11's terrorist attacks. San Antonio head coach Gregg Poppovich and center David Robinson also led a group of players and staff to the Command Center for the Ground Zero rescue workers.

Helping Out the First Lady
Players from the NBA, WNBA and NBA Legends played an important role in the inaugural National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., hosted by First Lady Laura Bush and sponsored by the Library of Congress.

New York's Marcus Camby held his fourth annual "March with Marcus," a show of support for students on the first day of the school year. (Ray Amati/NBAE Photos)
March With Marcus
Knicks center Marcus Camby, an aspiring principal and national spokesman for the NBA's Back to School program, continued his fall tradition of marching New York students to class on Thursday. From Washington to Los Angeles, NBA players will accompany students to their first day of school.

The Vince Carter Story
NBA players find reading fundamental, and Toronto Raptors star Vince Carter is no exception. Read excerpts covering Carter's high-school years taken from his upcoming book "The Vince Carter Story."

Parents' Choice Foundation
The NBA is a proud supporter of the Parents' Choice Foundation, a non-profit guide to children's media, offering reviews and resources on a vast array of children's media products and toys on the market. Click here to see a list of their recommended books.


Stackhouse Wins NBA Community Assist Award
Detroit Pistons guard Jerry Stackhouse has been selected to receive the first 2001-02 NBA Community Assist Award for his community outreach during the month of October, including Read to Achieve activities and hosting students at Pistons games.

Pro Team Community Award Winner Named
The World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame announced that the combined programs of the Denver Nuggets and the Colorado Avalanche are the recipients of this year's 2001 Pro Team Community Award.

Admiral Lands Sportsmanship Award
San Antonio's David Robinson has been named the winner of the 2000-01 NBA Sportsmanship Award, which honors a player who best represents the ideals of sportsmanship on the court, and will be presented with the Joe Dumars Trophy. Robinson has asked that the $25,000 award be donated to the Carver Academy on San Antonio's Eastside.

Citizen of the World
Dikembe Mutombo of the Philadelphia 76ers has made an impact on and off the court. Mutombo, who was named the league's best defender, has now been honored as the 2001 J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award for his exemplary work in the community. He has donated more than $3 million toward construction of a hospital in his homeland of Congo.

Duncan Wins Community Service Award
Spurs forward Tim Duncan has been named the winner of the 2001 Home Team Community Service Award for his work in the community by the Fannie Mae Foundation and the NBA. He will receive a $50,000 grant to donate to a housing-focused nonprofit of his choice.