Daily Sports Smile: Philadelphia 76ers star Tobias Harris earns NBA Cares Community Assist Award
Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris received a special honor this week. Harris was recognized for his community efforts as he earned the NBA Cares Community Assist Award for October.
Harris gave back to the community with his educational initiatives. In October, Harris held a Book Block Party for local Philadelphia schools and families. He partnered with local organizations to make a difference through his Tobias Lit Labs campaign.
The event provided access to books and local resources for families. The special initiative also helped bring diverse books and authors to the community.
“The Tobias Lit Labs campaign is great because it helps kids get excited about reading and further builds their vocabulary and knowledge,” Harris said of the organization. “I love books and it’s a blessing to share this passion and help kids get access to books from diverse backgrounds.”
Harris serves as a member of the NBA Foundation’s Board of Directors. He helps provide strategic direction in regard to programs. He also assists in the oversight of organizational activities.
In addition to the special award, the NBA and sponsor Kaiser Permanente will donate $10,000 to the Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation on behalf of Harris. The organization strives to provide grants for community projects and scholarships among others.
This season, Harris is averaging 19.1 points and 8.2 rebounds per game with the 76ers.