VOTE: Donovan Mitchell Nominated for NBA Community Award

Donovan Mitchell has been named a finalist for the NBA Cares Community Assist Award. Mitchell is one of 10 nominees for the award that recognizes a player's "strong commitment to positively impacting their communities through sustained efforts over the course of the season." The winner gets the community award and $25,000 to donate to the charity of his choice. Mitchell would donate the money to his Spidacares Foundation.

Fan voting ends Sunday, May 5 at 9:59 p.m. Mountain Time. To vote for Mitchell, go to, or on Twitter use the hashtags #NBACommunityAssist and #DonovanMitchell or @spidamitchell. Retweets also count as votes.

Mitchell's community contributions for this season include:

  • Launching the Spidacares Foundation
  • Awarding a $25,000 scholarship to the daughter of his fourth-grade teacher
  • Gave away autographed shoes to a fan before every game, home and away
  • Stops at high school and college sporting events, holiday barbecues, random acts of kindness
  • Spends time with patients and families at Primary Children's Hospital
  • Donated 300 backpacks to Kearns High while speaking about the importance of an education
  • Hosted 300 youth at two sessions of his basketball camp and provided 10 scholarships for children in need to attend the camp; emphasized character to young athletes

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