Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry received the NBA’s Kia Community Assist Award for January in recognition of his generosity and ongoing charitable efforts in the San Francisco Bay Area community. The award recognizes an NBA player each month who best reflects the passion the league and its players have for giving back to their communities.
According to the warriors web site, Curry went above and beyond during the NBA’s Season of Giving program by helping to feed more than 400 families. He also hosted local community organizations at Warriors’ games and fulfilled the dream of a Make-A-Wish youth.
“I’ve been living in the Bay Area for the last five years and I call this place home,” said Curry, who was selected as a starter in this weekend’s 2014 NBA All-Star Game. “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.”
As part of the award, Kia Motors and the NBA are donating $10,000 on Curry’s behalf to Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area.
During last night’s home game against the Philadelphia 76ers, NBA Cares Ambassador Bob Lanier, Golden State Warriors President and COO Rick Welts and Kia also presented Curry with the David Robinson Plaque at the end of halftime.