Swin Cash, the Chicago Sky forward and founder of the Cash for Kids foundation, was named the Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Award recipient for her outstanding contribution to the community. Swin was honored Monday night at the awards ceremony in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The award is given annually to one male athlete and one female athlete in recognition of their charity work and status as positive role models.

Cash, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, works hard to achieve success on the court. She takes that determination to her charitable organization, Cash for Kids and her urban development companies, Swin Cash Enterprises and Cash Building Blocks.

Swin founded Cash for Kids while unable to play basketball due to injury during part of the 2005 season. Her mother encouraged Swin to get out and do something positive with her time while away from the court. Determined, Cash used her own savings to get the organization started. In return, Cash continually gets to see the joy and excitement from the kids she is able to help. The organization uses sports and cultural activities to “motivate, educate, and elevate” youth.

Cash and the winner of the male award, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, each received a $15,000 donation to their charitable foundations.

The Iba award is named after Henry P. Iba. Iba was the basketball coach at Oklahoma State University from 1934 to 1970 and coached three U.S. Olympic men’s basketball teams. For more information about Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Awards, visit www.ibaawards.com.

For more information about Swin Cash and her charity “Cash for Kids” please visit www.swincash.com

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