Phoenix Suns Charities is now accepting nominations for the "Spirit of Cotton Award", an annual recognition that honors legendary former Suns head coach Cotton Fitzsimmons by highlighting an outstanding Arizona high school basketball coach for their leadership, dedication and service to the community in helping guide and mentor student-athletes.

The winner will receive a $10,000 grant for use in the school's athletic program. The winner will also receive custom ring donated and designed by Coffin & Trout Fine Jewellers.

Phoenix Suns Charities was founded in 1988 with the mission to enhance the lives of children in need throughout Arizona. Due to the generosity of fans and partners, and underwriting by the team, Phoenix Suns Charities distributes more than $1.5M annually to hundreds of local diverse communities impacting more than 400,000 children annually. Since its inception, Phoenix Suns Charities has donated more than $41M to worthy Arizona organizations focusing on programs that support basketball & recreation, education & career development, and healthcare.

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