The occasion will air on WKYC Channel three and WKYC.com on Thursday evening.
CLEVELAND — Cleveland Cavaliers energy ahead Kevin Love was introduced with the Humanitarian of the Yr Award introduced by Union Dwelling Mortgage on the 21st annual Higher Cleveland Sports activities Awards on Thursday evening.
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As a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, this 12 months’s occasion was held nearly and aired on WKYC Channel three and WKYC.com.
A five-time All-Star, Love’s humanitarian efforts date again to 2018, when he printed an essay in The Gamers’ Tribune detailing his struggles with anxiousness and melancholy. Within the years which have adopted, the UCLA product has turn into one of the crucial well-known athletes to persistently focus on the significance of psychological well being, launching The Kevin Love Fund, which goals to advertise emotional and bodily well-being.
“I do know so many individuals on the market are struggling proper now,” stated Love within the essay. “I’m no totally different. I’m nonetheless going by means of it.”
Final 12 months, Love donated $100,000 to assist crew and area employees affected by the coronavirus pandemic, which introduced a untimely finish to the Cavs’ 2019-20 season. He additionally donated $500,000 to anxiousness and melancholy analysis at his alma mater, UCLA.
“We’re very excited to award Cleveland Cavalier Kevin Love with Humanitarian of the Yr,” stated David Gilbert, President and CEO of Higher Cleveland Sports activities Fee.
“This primary-year award which acknowledges sports activities leaders who give again to our neighborhood, was extremely necessary to us coming off such a troublesome 12 months for thus many. Love’s dedication to assist different with their psychological well being, willingness to offer monetary help and help entrance line staff is actually inspirational.”
The 2021 Higher Cleveland Sports activities Awards was hosted by 3News’ Jay Crawford and included video displays from 3News’ Jim Donovan. You’ll be able to watch the ceremony beneath: