NEW YORK – Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry received the January Kia Community Assist Award in recognition of his generosity and ongoing charitable efforts in the San Francisco Bay Area community, the NBA announced today. The award recognizes an NBA player each month who best reflects the passion that the league and its players have for giving back to their communities.
Kia Motors and the NBA are honoring Curry for his continued commitment to giving back to those in need in the Bay Area. Curry went above and beyond during the NBA’s Season of Giving program; he helped to feed more than 400 families, hosted local community organizations at Warriors’ games, and fulfilled the wish of a Make-A-Wish youth named Anthony. In addition to gifting the 14-year-old boy with a PlayStation, an Under Armour swag bag, a Muscle Milk custom bottle and a tailored Men’s Wearhouse suit, Curry awarded Anthony with a locker in the Warriors’ official locker room.
As a member of the NBA FIT Team, Curry hosted a health clinic for more than 250 kids. He spoke to them about living healthy and staying active, and joined them in cooking and exercise classes. Curry also participated in three oncourt gifting ceremonies for select kids, including a special holiday book exchange on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. At multiple Warriors’ home games throughout January, Curry hosted more than 80 underprivileged youths in Curry’s Corner, a special section for kids to watch the game and visit with Curry.
“I’ve been living in the Bay Area for the last five years and I call this place home,” said Curry. “To be able to help support the community and its families in need, especially during the holiday season, is a very rewarding experience that I’m happy to be a part of.”
During Monday’s home game against the Philadelphia 76ers, NBA Cares Ambassador Bob Lanier, Golden State Warriors President and COO Rick Welts and a Kia representative will present Curry with the David Robinson Plaque during an oncourt ceremony. In addition, Kia and the NBA will donate $10,000 on Curry’s behalf to Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area.
Kia Motors has been an NBA Cares partner since 2010. In addition to the monthly Kia Community Assist Awards, the league will present a final 2013-14 Seasonlong Kia Community Assist Award.
To learn more, please log on to www.nba.com/kiacommunityassist.