The Golden State Warriors announced today that guard Stephen Curry was named a finalist by the NBA for the 2013-14 Seasonlong Kia Community Assist Award in recognition of his outstanding efforts in the community and his ongoing philanthropic and charitable work. Additionally, the NBA announced that from April 21 – May 5, fans can show their support by voting for finalists on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook with the winner being announced on May 7.
Fans can vote for Curry on Twitter, Instagram and/or Facebook from April 21 – May 5 by doing the following: - Twitter: tweet a comment using #KiaCommunityAssist, including Stephen Curry’s first and last name. - Instagram:post a photo using #KiaCommunityAssist, including Stephen Curry’s first and last name in the photo description. - Facebook: post using #KiaCommunityAssist, including Stephen Curry’s first and last name on one of the NBA's accounts' walls or respond/comment to a post from an NBA account using #KiaCommunityAssist, with Stephen Curry’s first and last name in the comment.
To support Curry’s finalist nomination, Warriors fan Miles, who participated alongside Curry in the team’s Kid Warriors campaign during 2014 All-Star voting, partnered with the Warriors to create a Kid Curry Community Assist video. You can watch the video at: http://www.nba.com/warriors/video/2014/04/21/currykiamov-3245259.
The 2014 Seasonlong Kia Community Assist Award winner will be determined by fans and a distinguished panel of NBA judges. Kia and the NBA will donate $25,000 to the winner’s charity of choice.
Throughout Curry’s career in the NBA, he has been extremely active on and off the court. On the court, Curry was voted as an All-Star starter this season and led the NBA in three-pointers for the second season in a row. Off the court, already being named the KIA Community Assist Award winner for January 2013, this year alone he assisted in the distribution of 38,000 bed nets in Tanzania with the Nothing But Nets campaign. In addition, through his second annual “Three for Three Challenge,” Curry is helping raise money for Nothing But Nets and fight malaria in Africa by donating three life-saving bed nets for every three-pointer he makes during the 2013-14 season. This year, Curry also hosted a four day overnight camp for 120 youth; launched his inaugural Splash Brothers Basketball Clinic with Warriors guard Klay Thompson; wished patients at Children’s Hospital a speedy recovery; helped dedicate a Reading & Learning Center in China; fulfilled the dreams of a Make-a-Wish youth; fed over 400 families in need with Feed The Children; hosted a Get Fit Hoops & Health Clinic during NBA FIT Live Healthy Week for over 250 youth; and participated in this year’s 2014 NBA Cares Day of Service in New Orleans, LA. Since 2010, Stephen has also served as the national spokesperson for ThanksUSA and hosts an annual golf tournament in San Francisco in support of the organization. ThanksUSA mobilizes Americans to say thanks to America's service men and women by providing the gift of education to family members. In addition, at each Warriors home game during the regular season, Curry donated 15 tickets to underserved youth, totaling 645, and made it a point to connect with fans.
If awarded the 2014 Seasonlong Kia Community Assist Award, Curry’s charity of choice to receive the $25,000 donation is ThanksUSA, a 501(c)(3) public charity that is committed to providing college, technical and vocational school need-based scholarships for the children and spouses of active-duty US military personnel.
The seasonlong nominees include past monthly winners Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis, George Hill, Dwight Howard, Serge Ibaka, Zach Randolph, and Rajon Rondo, and three additional nominees, DeMar DeRozan, Damian Lillard and Chris Paul, who have all made standout contributions to their communities.