Ogwumikes Win WNBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by State Farm
WNBA All-Stars and sisters Chiney Ogwumike of the Connecticut Sun and Nneka Ogwumike of the Los Angeles Sparks were named recipients of the July
WNBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by State Farm for their generosity and charitable efforts across the globe. Read more
What is the WNBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by State Farm?
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.
In addition to State Farm's partnership with WNBA Cares highlighting the Community Assist Award winner each month, State Farm partners
with WNBA teams throughout the year to make a difference in local communities.
During the summer months, as the National Weather Service declares an Extreme Heat Warning, the Salvation Army, in conjunction with the City of Phoenix Police Department and the city of Phoenix Park Rangers, will be prepared to respond through the Extreme Heat Emergency Plan. The purpose of this effort is to hydrate, educate and provide referral assistance to people in or potentially in distress. State Farm and the Phoenix Mercury will team up for a bottled water drive before taking on the Indiana Fever on Wednesday, August 3 to benefit the Salvation Army Extreme Heat Emergency Plan. Mercury fans will be encouraged to donate eight – 20 ounce unopened bottles of water and all fans who donate water will receive a raffle ticket for the opportunity to win autographed merchandise. One (1) winner will be highlighted in-game courtesy of State Farm.
State Farm will team up with the San Antonio Silver Stars as the Title Sponsor of State Farm Assists to End Kids’ Cancer. Each Silver Stars player will assist one (1) child that has a terminal illness and their family. The players will meet with their family several times throughout the year at the local San Antonio Christus Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital, Silver Stars games and outings in the community. At the end of the season State Farm will sponsor a game night for the Assist the Cure program. State Farm will host all the children and their families at the Silver Stars game. The children will get to participate in the game by being co-captain, in the fan tunnel, and participating in a ball exchange. The Silver Stars players will end the season by giving each child a gift to remember their time together.
State Farm will join the Mystics for two (2) community assist events during the course of the season: tree/park restoration & planting and a school beautification. Each event provides a unique “assist” opportunity to align State Farm with the Mystics while touching a variety of different community initiatives. The events will be accompanied by a web video that will recap the moments and live on the Monumental Network website and Mystics.com. Each occasion will also be highlighted by a :30-second television PSA specific to this community outreach, airing on the JumboTron during the Mystics game just preceding or following the event.