Love nominated for Community Assist award 29 Apr 13

Minneapolis/St. Paul – Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star forward Kevin Love is one of 10 nominees for the Seasonlong KIA Community Assist Award. The Seasonlong KIA Community Assist Award honors the NBA player who best reflects the passion that the league and its players have for giving back to their communities.

For the first time, fans may help select the 2013 Seasonlong Kia Community Assist Award winner via the NBA Facebook page. Voting kicked off this morning and continues through Friday, May 17.

In addition to fan voting, the 2013 Seasonlong Kia Community Assist Award winner will be determined by distinguished panel of NBA judges, including past J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award winners, NBA Legends Bob Lanier and Dikembe Mutombo.

Kia and the NBA will provide a $25,000 donation to the winner’s charity of choice. Love has chosen St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as his charity of choice.

Along with Love, the 2013 Seasonlong Kia Community Assist Award nominees include: Tyson Chandler (Knicks); Kenneth Faried (Nuggets); Tyler Hansbrough (Pacers); David Lee (Warriors); Damian Lillard (Trail Blazers); Chris Paul (Clippers); Zach Randolph (Grizzlies); Dwyane Wade (Heat); and Deron Williams (Nets).

Kia Motors has been an NBA Cares partner since 2010. In addition to the Seasonlong Kia Community Assist Award, the league presents the Kia Community Assist Award monthly throughout the season to recognize players for their charitable efforts.