Fan voting is underway for the NBA Cares Community Assist Award.
Patty Mills of the San Antonio Spurs is one of 10 NBA players nominated for the award by fans and an NBA executive panel. The winner of the season will be announced during the playoffs.
Voting via Jebbit and Twitter ends Saturday, June 19 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
The award honors a player’s continued commitment to positively impact their community through sustained effort and work that makes a difference during the season, according to an NBA press release.
The winner will receive the award in a virtual presentation with team, league and Kaiser Permanente officials, and a donation of $ 25,000 from the NBA and Kaiser Permanente will be made on their behalf to an organization of his choice.
Fans can now vote for their preferred candidate throughout the season via Jebbit, a mobile platform specializing in data collection, where they can view and select videos highlighting the impact of each player.
Fans can also vote on Twitter using #NBACommunityAssist and a Player ID or #PlayerFirstNameLastName (eg #DavidRobinson).
Votes cast via Jebbit and then reposted on Twitter will count as two separate votes and retweets will also be counted.
The 10 nominees include the offseason winner, six monthly winners and three additional players selected by the NBA for their outstanding community work.
The NBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by Kaiser Permanente each month recognizes an NBA player who best reflects the passion the league and its players share for giving back to their communities and honors the standard set by NBA legend David Robinson, which improved community coin by coin, NBA officials said.
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