Jan. 22, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Allstate Insurance Company, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) today announced the creation of the Allstate NABC Good Works Team
and the Allstate WBCA Good Works Team
. The awards will recognize a unique group of men's and women's college basketball student-athletes who stand out for their charitable achievements and community involvement.
The Allstate NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams
will each be composed of 10 college basketball student-athletes who have made outstanding contributions in the areas of volunteerism and civic involvement, as determined by separate voting panels composed of former coaches, student-athletes and media. The first recipients of the awards will be announced on
Feb. 26, 2013
"Whether we see it or not, college basketball student-athletes across the country are making a positive impact on their campuses and in their communities every day," said
, senior director of marketing for Allstate Insurance Company and a member of the 2013 NABC and WBCA Good Works Team
selection panels. "This award honors these student-athletes with the recognition they deserve for giving back, much like Allstate has done the past five years through college football's Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team."
Athletic departments are nominating deserving student-athletes for the Allstate NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams
on behalf of their schools. Former
University of Arizona
student-athlete, five-time NBA champion and college basketball analyst
will headline the Allstate NABC Good Works Team
voting panel, while women's professional basketball star
, who played at the
University of Tennessee
, will serve on the Allstate WBCA Good Works Team
The 10-player Allstate NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams
will each feature five student-athletes from the NCAA
Division I level and five student-athletes from NCAA
Divisions II, III and the NAIA.
"The NABC is proud to join Allstate in creating the Good Works Team to recognize the many significant contributions that college basketball players are making in their communities," said
, National Association of Basketball Coaches executive director. "This is a fantastic opportunity to highlight the many compelling stories of student-athletes who embody the spirit of giving back.
Members of the Allstate NABC Good Works Team
will be invited by Allstate, an official corporate partner of the NCAA
, to the 2013 NABC Convention and 2013 NCAA
Men's Final Four
, where they will participate in a community project in the city. Members of the Allstate WBCA Good Works Team
will be recognized during the 2013 WBCA Convention and at the 2013 NCAA
Women's Final Four
, and will also participate in a local community project.
"The WBCA is excited to partner with Allstate to recognize the great works our student-athletes are engaged in throughout their communities," said
, CEO of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association. "We hope that the student-athletes honored with this award will serve as a model and inspiration to future generations seeking ways to give back."
In addition to Hollander, Kerr and Catchings, the 2013 Allstate NABC and WBCA Good Works Team
selection panel members include: former college basketball student-athletes
) and former NABC Player of the Year
), former head coaches
, WBCA board member
, and college basketball media members
Since 2008, Allstate has partnered with the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) as sponsor of the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team
, which shines a spotlight on the positive, off-the-field impact college football student-athletes have on their communities. Through an arrangement with the AFCA, NABC and WBCA, Allstate is able to expand the Good Works Team
to also recognize college basketball student-athletes at all levels who donate their time and effort to make a difference off the court.
More information about the Allstate NABC Good Works Team
Allstate WBCA Good Works Team
is available at
The Allstate Corporation (NYSE:ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, serving approximately 16 million households through its Allstate, Encompass, Esurance and Answer Financial brand names. Widely known by its slogan "You're in Good Hands with Allstate
," Allstate offers insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives, as well as via
and 1-800 Allstate
. As part of Allstate's commitment to strengthen local communities, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate employees, agency owners and the corporation provided
in 2011 to thousands of nonprofit organizations and important causes across
the United States
About the National Basketball Coaches Association
Kansas City, Missouri
, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Forrest "Phog" Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the
University of Kansas
. Allen, a student of
, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. The NABC currently has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men's basketball coaches. All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today's student-athletes. The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education. Additional information about the NABC, its programs and membership, can be found at
About the Women's Basketball Coaches Association
Founded in 1981, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association promotes women's basketball by unifying coaches at all levels to develop a reputable identity for the sport and to foster and promote the development of the game as a sport for women and girls. For more information on the WBCA, please visit WBCA.org.