The WNBA has been at the forefront of the social justice movement continuing to push the limit every single day as true leaders within out communities. Their efforts earned each and every single one of them the 2020 WNBA Community Assist Award presented by State Farm the league announced on Friday.
Typically, the award has been given out to one player every month of the season who reflects the values and fight for making a difference in our world. Instead of a monthly award, the league opted to present all of the players for their collective efforts to promote racial equality and systemic change.
“Through the years and especially this season, WNBA players have worked together tirelessly to combat social injustice and racial inequality, and this award is a testament to each and every player’s dedication to advocating for change,” said Head of WNBA League Operations Bethany Donaphin per release. “WNBA players have used their platforms and voices to inspire real action, and our support for them is unwavering.”
In 2020, the newly formed WNBA Justice Movement was founded by the Women’s National Basketball Players Association to be utilized as a platform to amplify the voices of league players. More than ever, players are using their voices to bring awareness and education to police brutality and racial violence. The WNBA and State Farm will donate $50,000 for the African American Policy Forum, the founders of the #SayHerName campaign.
Congratulations to all the strong, brave and fearless leaders of the WNBA.