Detroit Pistons guard Langston Galloway received the February NBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by Kaiser Permanente in recognition of his efforts to impact the lives of youth and families in Detroit and beyond. The award recognizes a player each month who best reflects the passion that the league and NBA players share for giving back to their communities.
Langston Galloway serves as a pillar of positivity in the Detroit community. On February 2, he hosted 20 youth from Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL) to the Pistons home game before flying to Memphis that same evening to host a Super Bowl party for patients and families at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Throughout the month, Galloway was a key part of the team’s Black History Month Dinner at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, served as a panelist during Faith & Family Night and hosted 30 young leaders from Challenge Detroit for a game and panel discussion. During All-Star Weekend in Chicago, he volunteered his time to support youth basketball at Jr. NBA Day and the Jr. NBA Skills Challenge.
Additionally, Galloway regularly uses his love of shoes to support others and raise awareness, customizing shoes for all Pistons awareness nights, including Breast Health, Hoops for Troops, Black History Month and Women’s History Month. This season, he also donated his signature LG9 shoes to the Denby High School girls’ basketball team as well as young people from Pure Heart Foundation and the Mostyn Community Development Center. He has further impacted Detroit families by donating turkey dinners to 400 families in need at Thanksgiving and tickets for local nonprofits throughout the 2019-20 season.
Kaiser Permanente and the NBA will donate $10,000 on Galloway’s behalf to the Son of Saint’s COVID-19 Assistance Fund. 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. It honors the standard set by NBA Legend David Robinson, who improved the community piece by piece. At the end of the 2019-20 regular season, the Seasonlong NBA Cares Community Assist Award winner will be announced at the 2020 NBA Awards presented by Kia.