Klay Thompson has been named a finalist by the NBA for the 2014-15 Seasonlong NBA Cares Community Assist Award, presented by Kaiser Permanente, in recognition of his outstanding efforts in the community and his ongoing philanthropic and charitable work.
The Golden State Warriors announced today that guard Klay Thompson was named a finalist by the NBA for the 2014-15 Seasonlong NBA Cares Community Assist Award, presented by Kaiser Permanente, in recognition of his outstanding efforts in the community and his ongoing philanthropic and charitable work. Thompson, who received the NBA Cares Community Assist Award for the month of November, is one of ten finalists for the NBA Cares Community Assist Award to recognize the NBA player who best reflects the passion the league and its players have for giving back to their communities.
Fans can vote for Thompson on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook from April 20-27 by doing one of the following:
- Twitter: Tweet a comment using #NBACommunityAssist and Klay Thompson’s first and last name. Retweets are also counted as votes.
- Instagram: Post a photo using #NBACommunityAssist, including Klay Thompson’s first and last name in the photo description. Only unique posts are counted as votes.
- Facebook: Post using #NBACommunityAssist, including Klay Thompson’s first and last name on one of the NBA’s accounts’ walls or respond/comment to a post from an NBA account using #NBACommunityAssist, with Klay Thompson’s first and last name in the comment.
The 2014-15 Seasonlong NBA Cares Community Assist Award, presented by Kaiser Permanente, will be determined by fans and a distinguished panel of NBA judges. Kaiser Permanente and the NBA will donate $25,000 to the winner’s charity of choice.
In September, Thompson and teammate Stephen Curry and their fathers, former NBA players Mychal Thompson and Dell Curry, hosted the second annual Splash Brothers Clinic, a benefit event for the Warriors Community Foundation where proceeds from the parent-child clinic supported the Foundation’s grantmaking work in Alameda and San Francisco Counties. Last November, Thompson donated $20,000 to the City of Oakland’s Annual Thanksgiving Dinner, providing over 2,000 low-income families, seniors and homeless individuals with a Thanksgiving meal this holiday season. Thompson also joined his teammates to surprise a deserving Bay Area family with a shopping spree at Lucky Supermarket to ensure they had a memorable Thanksgiving holiday. In addition, Thompson took time out of his schedule to serve a Thanksgiving-style dinner and play interactive games with families and youth from Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco, Youth Chance High School, Stay Alive and Free, and Embarcadero, Mission and Bayview Hunters Point YMCAs at the team’s Thanksgiving Dinner event. Thompson also joined Warriors Season Ticket Holders, Warriors front office staff, Esurance associates, and Oakland Marriott City Center volunteers to assist in making and distributing lunches to local shelters and non-profit organizations as part of the WE G.I.V.E. volunteer platform and the #HashtagLunchbag movement.
If awarded the 2014-15 Seasonlong NBA Cares Community Assist Award, presented by Kaiser Permanente, Thompson’s charity of choice to receive the $25,000 donation is the Good Tidings Foundation, a 501(C)(3) children’s charity that looks to equally support arts, education, athletics and dreams for youth from communities of need in the Greater Bay Area.
The seasonlong nominees include past monthly winners Klay Thompson, Chris Paul, Ben McLemore, Anthony Davis, Joakim Noah, Tobias Harris and Russell Westbrook, as well as additional nominees Tyson Chandler, Pau Gasol and Damian Lillard, who have all made standout contributions to their communities.
This is the first year Kaiser Permanente has partnered with NBA Cares to present the Community Assist Award. Kaiser Permanente is also in its 10th season in partnership with the Golden State Warriors and is the presenting sponsor of the Golden State Warriors 2015 NBA playoffs. In addition to the seasonlong NBA Cares Community Assist Award, the league presents the NBA Cares Community Assist Award monthly throughout the season to recognize players for their charitable efforts. To learn more, please visit nba.com/communityassist.