Drummond Finalist for NBA Cares Community Assist Award

Andre Drummond needs your help so he can give back to his hometown.

The former UConn Husky is a finalist for the 2015-16 Seasonlong NBA Cares Community Assist Award.

Drummond selected the Middlesex YMCA as his charity of choice. If he wins, the YMCA will receive a $25,000 donation.

“There’s not too many huge figures from around here and he’s really taken on the role of being a role model, sort of setting the tone for being a positive person,” Middlesex YMCA Communications Coordinator Devonna Dunlap said.

Drummond, now a center for the Detroit Pistons, has already made $10,000 donations to fund Andre’s AllStars Youth Program.

“Andre has remained committed to the youth in our community,” said Ben Silliman, Youth & Camp Ingersoll Director, Middlesex YMCA. “Andre’s Allstars has served a critical need in our community: providing youth with a positive, safe place to exercise and socialize with their peers under the guidance of positive role models. We are so grateful for the opportunity to expand our reach and depth of teen programming and we thank Andre for his ongoing support.”

Drummond was named the February recipient of the NBA Cares Community Assist Award. Special Olympics Michigan received $10,000 as a result of that recognition.

Fans can vote for Drummond by posting on social media using the hashtags, #NBACommunityAssist and #AndreDrummond. Voting is open through 11:59pm EST on Wed. May 18.

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