Sparks center Amanda Zahui B. wins assist award
NEW YORK– Los Angeles Sparks center Amanda Zahui B. earned the Seasonlong WNBA Community Assist Award presented by State Farm in recognition of her dedication and commitment to health and wellness, women and girls empowerment and social justice.
Zahui B. was previously named the May WNBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by State Farm recipient this season.
Zahui B.’s passion and focus in the community includes the education of young people through reading. This season, she started a book club with a 14-year-old girls AAU basketball team that focused on reading books written by Black authors and held group meetings on Zoom to read together and discuss the chapters.
Additionally, Zahui B. is passionate about working with the homeless population in Los Angeles, spending time donating and helping in the community, working in soup kitchens, and handing out water and necessities like feminine hygiene products. Zahui B. is focused on making the LA community a better place by creating a more comfortable environment for the homeless.
“Giving back to the community is a core part of being my authentic self,” said Zahui B. “I’m passionate about inspiring youth and making the world a better place. This is just the beginning of the impact I plan to make in Los Angeles, raising awareness about mental health and helping make our community a better place for everyone.”