Clippers’ Terance Mann named NBA Cares Bob Lanier Community Assist Award February winner

NEW YORK – The NBA today announced LA Clippers guard Terance Mann as the NBA Cares Bob Lanier Community Assist Award winner for the month of February.  Mann is being recognized for his efforts in promoting youth mentorship and community engagement through his foundation, the Terance Mann Complete Player Foundation.  Mann will receive the David Robinson trophy and the NBA will donate $10,000 to the Terance Mann Complete Player Foundation.

Earlier this year, the Terance Mann Complete Player Foundation and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles (BBBSLA) announced a partnership focused on mentorship and community engagement.  As part of the partnership, Mann helps recruit volunteer mentors for BBBSLA and addresses the critical need to have strong role models for young individuals in the community.  The partnership is the first for BBBSLA with an NBA player and includes basketball camps and clinics, VIP experiences at LA Clippers games and more.

“I started the Terance Mann Complete Player Foundation last summer because I know personally what support and positive influence can do to help children,” said Mann.  “When I was a kid, I told myself that if I had the opportunity to help change families’ lives like others did for me, I would.  Being an NBA player is about much more than making a difference for my team on the court.  It’s my job to help the kids who will come after me achieve success off the court too.”

In addition to his partnership with BBBSLA, Mann and his foundation hosted youth basketball clinics in Los Angeles, Pittsburgh and his home state of Massachusetts, along with backpack and school supply distributions and academic fairs, furthering his commitment to support the youth in the communities in which he has been a part of.  The Terance Mann Complete Player Foundation and Skechers also hosted a fundraiser event in Los Angeles with all donations from the event going directly to the Terance Mann Scholarship Program, which helps provide students with resources and support to be successful.

Mann will be recognized in-arena as the NBA Cares Bob Lanier Community Assist Award winner during pre-game of the Mar. 25 Pacers-Clippers game.  LA Clippers Chairman Steve Ballmer and Halo Sports and Entertainment CEO and LA Clippers President of Business Operations Gillian Zucker will present him with the award.

The NBA Cares Bob Lanier Community Assist Award honors Bob Lanier, an NBA League Office executive and NBA Cares Ambassador for more than 30 years.  He had an enormous influence on the NBA family and young people globally, traveling the world to teach the values of the game and making a positive impact through his kindness and generosity.  The legacy he built will continue to live on through the NBA Cares Bob Lanier Community Assist Award recognition, which honors the next generation of players’ commitment to positively impacting their community throughout the NBA season.  Each monthly winner receives the David Robinson trophy and the NBA makes a donation to the charity or foundation of the player’s choice.  To learn more, please visit

About NBA Cares
NBA Cares is the league’s global social responsibility program that builds on the NBA’s mission of addressing important social issues.  NBA Cares has provided more than 6.5 million hours of hands-on service and created more than 2,200 places where kids and families can live, learn or play in 40 countries and territories.  NBA Cares partners with renowned social impact organizations to address important social issues in the areas of education, inclusion, youth and family development, and health & wellness, including: Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Vera Institute of Justice, Thurgood Marshall College Fund, UNICEF, Special Olympics, The Jed Foundation, Share Our Strength and GLSEN.