LAS VEGAS’ A’JA WILSON RECEIVES JULY WNBA CARES COMMUNITY ASSIST AWARD PRESENTED BY STATE FARM®
August 20, 2019
Las Vegas Aces’ All-Star forward A’ja Wilson has received the July WNBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by State Farm for her work in the community focusing on education for children and supporting families whose children have dyslexia.
Throughout the season and leading into July, Wilson spent time with Spring Valley High School as part of the Lace Up Mentorship Program for high school girls basketball teams. She also donated her time to Opportunity Village, which is dedicated to helping adults with disabilities. Wilson spent time with Vanessa, a developmentally disabled adult whose dream is to become an ESPN Sports Reporter.
In addition to her Las Vegas community outreach, Wilson remains committed to the Columbia, South Carolina, community where she grew up. Wilson founded the A’ja Wilson Foundation to serve as a resource for children and their families who struggle with dyslexia. Wilson continues to empower children and families to reach their full potential with educational programming, workshops, camps and grant opportunities.
May 2019: Briann January, Phoenix Mercury
June 2019: Danielle Robinson, Minnesota Lynx
July 2019: A’ja Wilson, Las Vegas Aces