CLEVELAND — Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love won the October NBA Cares Community Assist Award for his work involving mental health.
Love received the award before the Cavs game against the Miami Heat.
In honor of World Mental Health Awareness Day on Oct. 10, Love hosted a discussion focused on mental wellness and reducing the stigma around depression and anxiety for more than 500 Cavs and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse employees.
He also donated $200,000 to the Kevin Love Fund for grants to the Just Keep Livin’ Foundation and Bring Change to Mind, continuing his work with the two organizations to encourage a mental health dialogue that promotes understanding and empathy and total health.
“What started out as a very personal story has turned into an incredible journey that has allowed me to connect with people from all ages and walks of life,” said Love.
The NBA recognizes a player each month for giving back to their communities.