August 28, 2015
Elena Delle Donne of the Chicago Sky has been awarded the July WNBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by State Farm for her personal mission and efforts to empower individuals with special needs.
In the midst of an historic season, Delle Donne has continued her lifelong work advocating on behalf of those with special needs. Her older sister, Lizzie, was born blind and deaf with cerebral palsy and autism, and is the driving force behind Delle Donne’s efforts on and off the court.
Every month, the WNBA chooses one player from across the league to receive the WNBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by State Farm. The award honors the WNBA player who best reflects the passion that the league and its players have for giving back to their communities.