Bucks Forward Jabari Parker Named Finalist for Season-Long NBA Cares Community Assist Award

Fans can vote for Parker on social media through May 6

Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker is one of 10 finalists for the season-long NBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by Kaiser Permanente. Chosen by fans on social media and an NBA executive panel, the season-long winner will be announced at the 2018 NBA Awards on Monday, June 25, with the award honoring a player’s strong commitment to, and positive impact on their community over the course of the 2017-18 season. 

Bucks fans can vote for Parker through Twitter and Instagram by using #NBACommunityAssist and #JabariParker and on Facebook by responding or commenting on a post from an NBA account (NBA, NBA Cares and the Bucks account) using #NBACommunityAssist and #JabariParker. Social media voting begins TODAY and concludes on Sunday, May 6 at 10:59 p.m. CT. During the first and last day of voting, the league will promote all 10 nominees and incentivize fans to cast their vote by counting each vote twice. In addition to receiving the award at the 2018 NBA Awards in June, the NBA and Kaiser Permanente will donate $25,000 to the winner’s charity of choice.

This season, Parker’s “Attendance All-Star” program supported the 77,000 students currently enrolled in Milwaukee Public Schools. The program incentivized attendance in school with free tickets, transportation and food to Bucks games for those who met certain attendance requirements. In March, Parker welcomed over 300 MPS students to Bucks home games and also invited 120 MPS students to a private screening of “Black Panther” where he provided the group with food and drink and met with them before the show. In his four seasons in the NBA, Parker has provided over 5,600 Bucks tickets, 3,600 meals, and 80 bus trips to MPS students at over 60 unique locations as an incentive to show up to class and afterschool programs. 

Parker joins J.J. Barea (Dallas Mavericks), Mike Conley (Memphis Grizzlies), DeMarcus Cousins (New Orleans Pelicans), Kevin Durant (Golden State Warriors), LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers), CJ McCollum (Portland Trail Blazers), Ricky Rubio (Utah Jazz), Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat) and Kemba Walker (Charlotte Hornets) as finalists for this season’s NBA Cares Community Assist Award. To learn more, visit www.nba.com/communityassist.

How to Vote for Jabari

Fans can vote for Jabari on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook in the following ways beginning today through 8:59 p.m. PT on Sunday, May 6:


Tweet a comment using #NBACommunityAssist and #JabariParker. Retweets are also counted as votes.



Post a photo using #NBACommunityAssist, including #JabariParker in the photo description. Only unique posts will be included in the vote; commenting on a post using both hashtags does not qualify as a vote



Respond or comment on a post from an NBA account (NBA, NBA Cares, Milwaukee Bucks) using #NBACommunityAssist and #JabariParker.


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