August 18, 2016
Carolyn Swords of the New York Liberty has been awarded the July WNBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by State Farm for her efforts giving back to children and families throughout the Tri-State area.
Working closely with the Garden of Dreams Foundation and other community organizations, Swords brightened the lives of many New Yorkers this season. During a recent Garden of Dreams event she spent time with families from the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund. A former Girl Scout, she spoke to 100 local Girl Scouts and their families after a recent Liberty game about her journey from a young scout to the woman and WNBA player she is today.
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.