Ebony Hoffman Receives Offseason Community Assist Award
Indiana Fever center Ebony Hoffman is the recipient of the WNBA Offseason Community Assist Award. During the 2004-05 WNBA offseason, Hoffman frequently visited area schools and Read to Achieve events, sharing her personal experiences and stories with kids in the community. Whether through joking with children at an autograph session or talking with fans, Hoffman has displayed a warmth and infectious personality that has made her an instant fan favorite.
Hoffman joins 12 other WNBA stars as players recognized by the WNBA for their offseason community outreach – Andrea Stinson, Charlotte Sting; Nykesha Sales, Connecticut Sun; Barb Farris, Detroit Shock; Cynthia Cooper; Houston Comets; Nikki Teasley, Los Angeles Sparks; Tamika Williams, Minnesota Lynx; Becky Hammon, New York Liberty; Kayte Christensen, Phoenix Mercury; DeMya Walker, Sacramento Monarchs; Adrienne Goodson, San Antonio Silver Stars; Adia Barnes, Seattle Storm, and Chamique Holdsclaw, Washington Mystics. As a result of their efforts, the WNBA will donate $500 in the name of each offseason award winner to the charity of her choice.
During the regular season, the WNBA Community Assist Award is given out monthly by the league to recognize players for their charitable efforts. Each month all 13 WNBA teams are able to nominate a player for the award, which honors the player who best reflects the league’s passion for making a difference in their communities.
Through programs such as WNBA Breast Health Awareness, WNBA Mind. Body. Spirit, and WNBA Read to Achieve, the WNBA has helped to create a more comprehensive awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer, good nutrition, regular exercise, and a positive self-image, and has worked to bring the joy of reading to millions of children across the country.