Donovan Mitchell has received the Offseason NBA Cares Community Assist Award.
The award honors Mitchell's efforts between the end of the 19-20 season and the 20-21 season in which he pledged $12 million to Greenwich Country Day School. Mitchell and his sister, Jordan, attended the school, while his mother, Nicole, taught for 10 years.
"I'm honored to receive the NBA Community Assist Award. We, as athletes, have a responsibility to do our part to give back to our communities and raise the bar for the next generation," Mitchell said in a statement. "Not too long ago I was one of those kids that looked up to professional athletes, and I recognize how blessed I am to be in this position to give back to the multiple communities that have contributed to my growth not only as an athlete but as a person.
"My goal is to continue to inspire and encourage youth, from coast to coast with an emphasis on the importance of education."