Players In The Community
Fever In The Community
Read To Achieve
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Grassroots Basketball Development
The WNBA connects with fans of all ages through extensive community outreach. As the league marks the eleventh season of the WNBA, the players continue to be recognized for their commitment and dedication to fans in cities across America. The WNBA has three primary community initiatives: WNBA Be Smart - Be Fit - Be Yourself, WNBA Read to Achieve and Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA presented by Gatorade and Nike. In addition to these initiatives, the WNBA honors players who are active in their communities with the WNBA Community Assist Award presented four times a year.
Fever Players Honored With WNBA Community Assist Awards
Olympia Scott was honored by the league for the many appearances she made during the 2006 preseason on behalf of the team. Her involvement in programs like Breast Health Awareness and the Fever’s Self-Esteem Seminar earned her the award.
Tamika Catchings has earned the reputation as one of the WNBA’s most devoted players to the community. She added to her reputation in 2006 when she was recognized by the league in July for her many off-the-court endeavors. Whether it was signing autographs or holding clinics for kids Catchings impacted thousands of lives throughout the 2006 season.
The Fever has consistently had players win the Community Assist Awards. Catchings has been an offseason recipient as well as a five-time winner of in-season awards. Other past winners include Niele Ivey, Nikki McCray, Kelly Schumacher and Natalie Williams. In all, Fever players have garnered WNBA Community Assist Awards on 11 occasions.
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