Trae Young is one of ten finalists for the NBA’s annual NBA Cares Community Assist Award and voting is open to give Trae the nod.
The Seasonlong NBA Cares Community Assist Award award honors a player’s continued commitment to impacting his community in a positive way through initiatives that span the entire season. Trae was chosen for the monthly honor for the first time in his career in February, which automatically puts him in the running for the annual award.
Trae is being recognized for his work with the Atlanta Hawks and Silence the Shame, an organization focused on eliminating the stigma surrounding conversation of mental health, as well as his efforts with the organization Active Minds, a group that advocates for high school and college-aged young people, to increase support around the mental health and well-being of BIPOC and LGBTQ+ youth.
The Seasonlong award winner will have a $75,000 donation made on his behalf, by the NBA and presenting sponsor Kaiser Permanente, to the charitable organization of his choosing, to commemorate the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Season.
Votes can be cast in one of two ways.
Fans can vote via Jebbit, a digital experience platform, where they can view and select videos highlighting each player’s impact here.
Fans can also vote via Twitter using #NBACommunityAssist as well as either the player’s handle (@TheTraeYoung) or #PlayerFirstNameLastName (#TraeYoung).
Votes cast via Jebbit then reposted on Twitter will count as two separate votes, and retweets will also be counted.
Other nominees for the Seasonlong award are Phoenix’s Bismack Biyombo, Robert Covington of the Clippers, Dallas’ Luka Doncic, Philadelphia’s Tobias Harris, Memphis’ Jaren Jackson Jr., Milwaukee’s Brook Lopez, Golden State’s Gary Payton III, Indiana’s Ricky Rubio, and Minnesota’s Karl Anthony-Towns.