NBA All Star Tyson Chandler of the New York Knicks is a big UNICEF supporter. Tyson has been nominated for the NBA’s 2013 Community Assist Award which honors the NBA player who best reflects the passion that the league and its players have for giving back to their communities. The winning player receives a $25,000 donation to the charity of their choice. Tyson has designated the US Fund for UNICEF as his charity. A fan vote determines the winner, so we need your help!
Tyson traveled with his wife to Tanzania on a UNICEF field visit last summer right after winning a gold medal with Team USA in the London Olympics (he bypassed the parties back home to be with the children we serve). The trip made a huge impact on him. Everyone he came into contact with, from children to staff, walked away with a smile.
Back home in New York, Tyson raised money for the US Fund through a photo gallery exhibit he hosted as well as a fabulous auction experience he donated at the Snowflake Ball. Tyson has been a huge voice for UNICEF on social media and with the press. He’s helped us raise attention for everything from emergency relief to the Tap Water Project. Not to be outdone, Tyson’s wife Kimberly has also become a huge supporter of the US Fund and will be speaking about that at our annual meeting event next month.
In addition to UNICEF, Tyson has been very active in helping families recover from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, as well as supporting other critical social issues.
Fan voting begins on Monday, April 29 and runs until Friday, May 17. It would be great if you could take a minute to vote for Tyson, and share this email with others.
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