Victor Oladipo honored with 'NBA Cares Community Assist Award'

BY foxsports • January 11, 2016

Orlando's Victor Oladipo has surprised campers at YMCA. He's donated $35,000 to the University of Central Florida Listening Center. Now, he's won the "NBA Cares Community Assist" award.

Oladipo has become an active member of the Orlando community since joining the team. His charitable, philanthropic presence has not gone unnoticed. The award, presented by Kaiser Permanente, was given to Oladipo specifically for his attention to aid the hearing impaired. Oladipo says his older sister, who became deaf in the second grade, is a major influence for his work.

“Kendra is a huge reason why I am here right now,” said Oladipo, via “She inspired me to take a more active role in the community and give back to those in need.”

But his work doesn't stop at UCF. On Christmas Eve, Oladipo and teammate Channing Frye bought Sonora Walker and her daughter gifts that included a new car as a way to help her transition out of a local women's shelter and into a new job.

Oldapio was honored as the David Robinson Award winner before his game against the Wizards. Kaiser Permanente and the NBA donated $10,000 to the Victor Oladipo Fund for the UCF Listening Center.

Bryan Kalbrosky is a content producer for For more, follow him on Twitter @BryanKalbrosky.

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