Detroit Pistons’ small forward Tobias Harris has been nominated for the NBA Cares Community Assist Award. And if he’s selected, Kaiser Permanente and the NBA will donate $10,000 on his behalf to Feeding Children Everywhere (FCE).
“It’s important to give back to the community and make an impact because you never know whose life you can impact, and in a world where I believe we need more leaders, it’s the first step to try and make the effort to bring out great change,” Harris says.
The Community Assist Award recognizes an NBA player each month who best reflects the passion that the league and its players share for giving back to their communities.
Harris is known for making a big impact both on and off the court. Last season, when he played for the Magic, he was awarded for his efforts to motivate students throughout the Orlando community. His “Adopt-A-School” programs encouraged high academic achievement and positive behavior.
Just $.25 provides a healthy meal for a hungry person. So $10,000 would go a long way, providing 40,000 meals.
“We’re absolutely thrilled that Tobias Harris has chosen Feeding Children Everywhere as his charity of choice for this great award!” dishes Dave Green, CEO for FCE. “Obviously, we’re rooting for him to win. But even if he’s not selected this time, he’s still a Hunger Hero in our book.”
Be a Hunger Hero! Whether you’re running a marathon, skydiving for the first time, or playing intramural with your friends or co-workers, use your next sporting opportunity to raise funds and awareness for Feeding Children Everywhere. Take it to the hoop!