Serge Ibaka is having a big month. Not only is his team in the NBA playoffs, but he recently won the April Kia Community Assist Award. A great month for the young superstar!
Ibaka received the award for contributing in his home country of the Republic of Congo. The NBA award recognizes a player each month who gives back to their communities.
Ibaka has pledged $315,000 to the "UNICEF Gets Boys and Girls in the Game" project for the renovation and expansion of two orphanages in Brazzaville, Congo, the press release said.
The NBA announced that this award was the last of the awards for the month. It also marks the beginning of fan voting for the 2013-14 Season-long Kia Community Assist Award. Fans, along with a panel of NBA judges, can
Ibaka's win marks the end of the monthly awards, and the beginning of fan voting for the 2013-14 Seasonlong Kia Community Assist Award. Along with an NBA panel of judges, fans can vote for their favorite nominee through May 5 via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #KiaCommunityAssist and the nominee's first and last name.
A player eligible to have the NBA donate towards their favorite charity must have previously been named a winner of the month.