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Sport Patty Mills: San Antonio Spurs guard receives February NBA Cares Community Assist Award

18:21  31 march  2021
18:21  31 march  2021 Source:   sportingnews.com

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NEW YORK, March 31, 2021 – San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills has received the February NBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by Kaiser Permanente in recognition of his continued efforts to create opportunities that empower Indigenous young people and advance social justice in his native Australia, the NBA announced today. The award recognizes a player each month who best reflects the passion that the league and NBA players share for giving back to their communities .

Please join me in welcoming an NBA champion who's in his eleventh season in the NBA and most recently a 2020 2021 February Community Assist Award winner presented by Kaiser Permanente, Patty Mills . Thank you. Whether it's been in San Antonio , whether it's been in Australia, San Antonio Spurs have always had my back and and really allowed me to to make the impact that I believe it is necessary and. Couldn't do it without them? Obviously to the Nba everyone in the NBA and the MVP, a, as well, always providing that support.

NEW YORK, March 31, 2021 – San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills has received the February NBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by Kaiser Permanente in recognition of his continued efforts to create opportunities that empower Indigenous young people and advance social justice in his native Australia, the NBA announced today.  The award recognizes a player each month who best reflects the passion that the league and NBA players share for giving back to their communities.

In February, Indigenous Basketball Australia, which was founded by Mills to provide pathways for Aboriginal Australians to play basketball, tipped off the first-ever Indigenous Community Basketball League (ICBL) for players age 14 and under in eight locations across Australia.  The tournaments, which preserve and celebrate Indigenous cultural practices, focus on basketball development and life skills education, including mental and physical well-being as well as strengthening individual identity at a critical age.  Additionally, Mills partnered with the NBA and the Jr. NBA to announce the National Indigenous Basketball Tournament (NIBT) at the Gold Coast in Queensland from April 11-13, which will provide additional on- and off-court development opportunities for 48 boys and girls.

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NEW YORK – San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills has received the February NBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by Kaiser Permanente in recognition of his continued efforts to create opportunities that empower Indigenous young people and advance social justice in his native Australia, the NBA announced today. The award recognizes a player each month who best reflects the passion that the league and NBA players share for giving back to their communities . In February , Indigenous Basketball Australia, which was founded by Mills to provide pathways for Aboriginal

SAN ANTONIO - The NBA has named Patty Mills a finalist for the 2021 NBA Community Assist Award . The league announced Tuesday Mills is one of 10 finalists for the award . The winner will be selected by fan voting and an NBA executive panel and announced during the postseason. The Spurs guard received the February NBA Cares Community Assist Award . The award was given to him because of his efforts with Indigenous young people and efforts to advance social justice in Australia.

Mills has dedicated much of his professional playing career in the United States to giving back to Australia, with a particular focus on empowering Indigenous young people and communities of color.  In 2020, he donated the remainder of his 2019-20 season salary to social justice organizations and helped launch the ‘We Got You’ campaign in collaboration with other high-profile Australian athletes, dedicated to eliminating racism, exclusion and discrimination in sports.  Mills also organized a $750,000 donation from nine Australian NBA players in the wake of the devastating Australian bushfires earlier in the year.

“Basketball as a sport has brought me happiness, joy, education and a real sense of purpose,” said Mills.  “However, not everyone has had the same opportunities as I have, which is why I'm so dedicated to using my platform, my profile and my voice to develop innovative programs like IBA, which will allow my people to really own their story.”

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Ken Rodriguez is a San Antonio native who covered his first Spurs game in 1981 for The Daily Texan, the University of Texas student newspaper. He spent 26 years in the newspaper business -- 21 of them covering sports -- before joining the marketing department at Our Lady of the Lake University in 2009. When a series of floods devastated the Australian state of Queensland, Patty Mills wanted to help. Thousands were evacuated, more than 30 people perished and approximately three-fourths of the state was declared a disaster zone in 2011. An indigenous Australian, Mills chose an unusual form of

Mills was presented with the award during a special virtual ceremony with league, Kaiser Permanente and Spurs officials on Friday, and will also be recognized during the team’s home game tonight (Thursday, April 1) against the Sacramento Kings at 11:30 a.m. AEDT.  In addition, Kaiser Permanente and the NBA will donate $10,000 on Mills’ behalf to Indigenous Basketball Australia.

The NBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by Kaiser Permanente recognizes an NBA player each month who best reflects the passion that the league and its players share for giving back to their communities.  It honors the standard set by NBA Legend David Robinson, who improved the community piece by piece.  At the end of the 2020-21 regular season, the Seasonlong NBA Cares Community Assist Award winner will be announced.  To learn more, please visit http://www.nba.com/communityassist/.

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