Curry receives NBA's Community Assist Award

Curry receives NBA's Community Assist Award
May 29, 2014, 8:00 am
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Stephen Curry finished third in the NBA this season with 666 assists, averaging 8.5 per game. (USATSI)

Programming note: The Warriors will present Stephen Curry with his award in a press conference at 10 a.m. Thursday morning. Watch it on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area and STREAMING LIVE online.

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry is the recipient of the “2013-14 Seasonlong Kia Community Assist Award” in recognition of his numerous charitable contributions, fundraising and remarkable generosity in the Bay Area and across the globe, the NBA announced on Wednesday. The award recognizes the NBA player who best reflects the passion that the league and its players have for giving back to their communities.

With this honor, Curry’s charity of choice, ThanksUSA, will receive $25,000 from the NBA and Kia. ThanksUSA is a 501(c)(3) public charity that is committed to providing college, technical and vocational school need-based scholarships for the children and spouses of active-duty US military personnel. Since 2010, Curry has served as the national spokesperson for ThanksUSA and hosts an annual golf tournament in San Francisco in support of the organization.

“Giving back to the community and those in need is something that has always been close to my heart and I am so grateful to have the opportunity to touch people’s lives and hopefully impact them in a positive way,” said Curry. “I also want to thank the NBA and Kia for donating $25,000 to ThanksUSA to further help their mission of providing education for family members of active-duty US military personnel.”

Curry was selected as the “2013-14 Seasonlong Kia Community Assist Award” winner by a distinguished panel of NBA judges and fans. Fan voting took place from April 21 – May 5 on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  

Courtesy Golden State Warriors media services