Zach LaVine is the winner of the NBA Cares Community Assist Award, presented by Kaiser Permanente, for the month of April. Winners name a charity of their choice to receive a $10,000 contribution and Zach has chosen the Flip Saunders Legacy Fund.
Zach was recognized for this award in large part through his work with the Metro Deaf School. As a monthly winner, LaVine becomes a top 10 finalist for the NBA Cares Community Assist Seasonlong Award, where the winner is determined by a combination of a fan vote and internal panel. The winner of the Seasonlong Award will receive $25,000 to give to the charity of their choice.
“We are extremely grateful to Zach for this kind and generous donation,” said Debbie Saunders. “The thoughtfulness of Zach, his teammates, and the Timberwolves organization is really appreciated. It’s humbling to know that Zach has offered this to the Fund in Flip’s honor.”
Fan voting will run from Monday, May 9 – Wednesday, May 18. Fans can vote for Zach using Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. For Twitter, use the hashtag #NBACommunityAssist and #ZachLaVine in a tweet, or retweet a post with both hashtags included. On Facebook, a comment on an official league or team’s post using both hashtags will count and for Instagram, users must share a unique post that contains both hashtags.
The Flip Saunders Legacy Fund was established to aid and support deserving individuals or groups to continue the positive impact of the life of Flip Saunders.