NBA star Steve Nash given award in Winnipeg for charity work
Published Monday, September 12, 2011 3:32PM CST
NBA star Steve Nash was in Winnipeg Monday to accept the St. Boniface Hospital 2011 International Award.
Nash has used his celebrity as a basketball player to be an advocate for children's rights, health and education.
"He's used his personal wealth and celebrity to improve circumstances for children across North America and South America," said Laura Ruddock from the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation.
Nash's foundation offers children everything from free cardiac care to non-profit education centres.
"We started trying to find ways where we could help, and bring people together and raise money and have an impact on kids," said Nash.
Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash shoots as Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol, of Spain, defends during the second half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals Monday, May 17, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)