MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The WNBA today announced that Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles is the recipient of the July WNBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by State Farm. The award recognizes a player’s passion and commitment to giving back in the community.
Throughout her time in Minnesota, Fowles has supported programs and participated in events advocating for youth health and wellness. During her final season, the “Syl’s Final Ride” campaign spotlighted Fowles love of biking and youth. Fowles partnered with Free Bikes 4 Kidz MN and Slow Roll Twin Cities to host bikes rides around the city. She also partnered with Appetite For Change, planting beets at the organization’s community garden to raise awareness around access to fresh produce in North Minneapolis.
Fowles’ was recently named the 2022 WNBA Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award recipient, given to a player who exemplifies the ideals of sportsmanship on the court, including ethical behavior, fair play and integrity.
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.