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WNBA Cares

Through WNBA Cares, our teams, players and partners are deeply committed to creating programs that improve the quality of life for all people, with a special emphasis on education, youth and family development and health and wellness. Whether it’s working with schools or community based organizations, partnering with service-based volunteer organizations, teams are encouraged to maximize their impact in the local community throughout the entire season.


As part of Breast Health Awareness (August 18-31), the WNBA and its teams will help raise awareness and inspire others in the fight against breast cancer. Assess Your Risk!
The WNBA celebrates inclusion and equality throughout the month of June as part of WNBA Pride Month (June 1-30). Learn more!
The WNBA Cares Community Assist Award is awarded monthly during the season to the player that best reflects the WNBA’s passion to make a difference in the community. Learn more!
The WNBA is committed to supporting our active and retired service men and women and their families around the world. Learn more!
The Jr. NBA is the league’s global youth basketball program for boys and girls that teaches the fundamental skills and core values of the game: teamwork, respect, determination and community. The Jr. NBA is focused on helping grow and improve the youth basketball experience at the grassroots level for players, coaches and parents, and offers a free curriculum covering all levels of the game that includes 48 practice plans and more than 250 instructional videos featuring NBA and WNBA players. Learn more!
HER TIME TO PLAY is a national initiative that is dedicated to championing change on behalf of girls and women and providing them with ways to connect, collaborate, and actively engage with one another through the game of basketball.
Through Her Time To Play, the WNBA and all 12 WNBA teams will have the opportunity to select a total of 50 community-based organizations to donate participant kits to encourage girls to keep playing the game of basketball.  In collaboration with WNBA partners DICK’S Sporting Goods, Kaiser Permanente, Outerstuff, New Era, and Clorox, each kit will support up to 50 girls and will include items such as girls’ sports bras, feminine products such as tampons, pads, deodorant and hair ties, athletic socks, disinfecting wipes, WNBA hats, and t-shirts. Learn more!