– 10 Players Nominated for Global Commitment to Education, Youth Development, Health and Wellness, COVID-19 Relief and More –
– Winner to Receive $75,000 Donation to Nonprofit of Choice in Commemoration of the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Season –
NEW YORK, May 3, 2022 – Fan voting for the 2021-22 Seasonlong NBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by Kaiser Permanente will begin today on social media at noon ET and conclude on Saturday, May 14 at 11:59 p.m. ET, the NBA today announced. Selected by fans and an NBA executive panel, the seasonlong winner will be announced during the postseason.
The seasonlong award honors a player’s continued commitment to positively impact his community through sustained efforts and difference-making work over the course of the season. The winner will receive the award during a virtual presentation with team, league and Kaiser Permanente officials, and a $75,000 donation from the NBA and Kaiser Permanente will be made on his behalf to an organization of his choosing to commemorate the league’s 75th anniversary season.
Fans can now vote for their preferred seasonlong award nominee via Jebbit, a digital experience platform that captures zero party data, where they can view and select videos highlighting each player’s impact. They are also able to vote on Twitter by using #NBACommunityAssist and a player’s handle or #PlayerFirstNameLastName (e.g., #DavidRobinson). Votes cast via Jebbit then reposted on Twitter will count as two separate votes and retweets will also be counted.
The 10 nominees include the offseason winner, six monthly winners and three additional players selected by the NBA for their exceptional community work. The NBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by Kaiser Permanente recognizes an NBA player each month who best reflects the passion that the league and its players share for giving back to their communities, and honors the standard set by NBA Legend David Robinson, who improved the community piece by piece. The 2021-22 Seasonlong nominees are listed below with links to video highlighting their respective efforts:
|Bismack Biyombo||Phoenix Suns|
|Robert Covington||LA Clippers|
|Luka Doncic||Dallas Mavericks|
|Tobias Harris||Philadelphia 76ers|
|Jaren Jackson Jr.||Memphis Grizzlies|
|Brook Lopez||Milwaukee Bucks|
|Gary Payton II||Golden State Warriors|
|Ricky Rubio||Indiana Pacers|
|Karl-Anthony Towns||Minnesota Timberwolves|
|Trae Young||Atlanta Hawks|
About NBA Cares
NBA Cares is the league’s global social responsibility program that brings people together through the game of basketball and helps shine a light on important social issues, including racial, gender, LGBTQ & health equity, education, physical and mental health & wellness, environmental responsibility, and youth, family & community development. NBA Cares programs and participants have provided more than 5.9 million hours of hands-on service and created more than 2,000 places where kids and families can live, learn or play in communities around the world. Internationally, NBA Cares has created more than 353 places where kids and families can live, learn or play in 40 countries and territories.
About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 12.5 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.