September 8, 2017
New York Liberty forward Tina Charles has received the August WNBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by State Farm for her efforts in the New York Community.
Charles has pledged to donate her entire 2017 WNBA salary to the Hopey’s Heart Foundation, which she created in 2013. The foundation provides health education, CPR training and lifesaving automatic external defibrillators (AED) in schools, communities and recreational centers. Nearly 300 AED’s have been donated since Hopey’s Heart was founded.
In her six seasons with the Storm, Clark has demonstrated a commitment to assisting Seattle youth. At the Storm’s July 6 home game, she collected toys from fans for her toy drive benefiting Seattle Children’s Hospital, which she visits once a week.