The NBA Cares Charity Challenge presented by State Farm ran from May 3 through May 9. This online competition encouraged NBA fans to vote for one of four NBA player / charity teams, using the NBA's Facebook page to view videos that highlighted the player’s work with an associated charity. The winning team of Pau Gasol and UNICEF received a donation of $10,000 and additional teams received $5,000 to be given to their charities. Learn more about the players' outreach below!
Carmelo Anthony - Special Olympics
The Denver Nuggets, Carmelo Anthony and Special Olympics have been working together for many years and have formed a long, lasting relationship. The team holds their annual basketball clinic for Special Olympics athletes from across Colorado where both the pros and the athletes with intellectual disabilities interact. Watch Carmelo's Video!
Pau Gasol - UNICEF
In July 2007, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Pau Gasol visited Angola (video) to see firsthand the country’s fight against HIV/AIDS and UNICEF’s programs to support children and families affected by the disease. In 2005, he traveled as a UNICEF Ambassador to South Africa on a seven-day tour to learn more about health programs for families and children. Watch Pau's Video!
Steve Nash - Educare
The Steve Nash Foundation's Educare Arizona is poised to radically improve outcomes for at-risk children and their families. As part of a national network of Educare centers, Educare Arizona will contribute to dynamic shift in resources available to the youngest MVPs. Watch Steve's Video!
Dwyane Wade - Project Medishare
Following the earthquake that devastated Haiti in January 2010, Dwyane Wade helped launch “Athletes Relief Fund for Haiti” to support several relief organizations. The funds support Project Medishare, which has dedicated to improving the health and overall well being of the Haitian people for 20 years. Watch Dwyane's Video!
PLAYER OUTREACH
Derrick Rose - Guard
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Derrick Rose - Guard
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