NEW YORK, Oct. 12, 2016 – Swin Cash of the New York Liberty has been awarded the September WNBA Community Assist Award presented by State Farm for her efforts to inspire and mentor youth across the country with a focus on overall health, fitness and education.
Swin becomes the third different player from the New York Liberty to win the Community Assist Award in 2016, joining teammates Tina Charles (May) and Carolyn Swords (July). New York won three of the five Community Assist Awards this year, the most ever for the same franchise in a single season since the award’s inception in 2008.
Last month, Swin took 30 children on a cultural trip to New York City, which included a tour of Central Park, a boat ride on the Hudson River, visits to several museums including the American Museum of Natural History and Intrepid Air & Space Museum. The youth were also able to see a show on Broadway! The trip concluded with a VIP experience at a game between the Liberty and Connecticut Sun, followed by a Cash for Kids vs. Cash for Kids game on the famous Madison Square Garden court.
Recently retired after 15 years in the WNBA, Cash has touched many lives through her Cash for Kids charity. Cash for Kids works to empower children to lead a healthy and active lifestyles and be leaders in their own communities. Through the charity, Swin has sponsored activities in health and fitness, education and mentorship, providing children with necessary life tools to motivate them in their growth and development.
“We hope our recent group trip to New York City provided youth amazing opportunities to participate in educational and cultural activities,” said Cash. “I started Cash for Kids with the mission to motivate, educate and elevate our youth while showing them that they can achieve anything.”
The WNBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by State Farm is awarded monthly during the season to the player who best reflects the WNBA’s passion to make a difference in the community. In recognition of Cash’s efforts, the WNBA and State Farm will make a donation to support Cash for Kids. Please visit http://www.wnba.com/statefarmcommunityassist/ for more information on the award.