A noteworthy attribute that has always defined Tamika Catchings, both as a player and now as an executive, is her dedication to community service and her emphasis on making a difference both on and off the basketball court.
Also – inside and outside of the boardroom(s) where Catchings has already made a difference.
The Indiana Fever general manager now has another award that she can add to her already extensive list of accolades.
Thank you @INCivilRights for selecting me as the2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Indiana Holiday Commission Freedom Award awardee! 🙌🏽🙏🏽
— Tamika Catchings (@Catchin24) January 8, 2021
The Freedom Award is given to someone who breaks down barriers & who builds relationships that foster respect, understanding & harmony. pic.twitter.com/fbVtXr3sHD
— Indiana Fever ⛹️♀🏀 (@IndianaFever) January 8, 2021
Catchings was announced as the 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Indiana Holiday Commission Freedom Award recipient by the Indiana Civil Rights Commission. She will accept the award at the state’s 30th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Indiana Holiday Celebration on Jan. 14.
Her community work has been shown in a variety of ways – including through the Catch the Stars Foundation and her basketball clinics. Her foundation emphasizes fitness, literacy and overall personal development for underprivileged youths in achieving dreams. Her camps teach basketball as well as positive life values to children.
She even signed up to be a poll work in Indiana for the 2020 election.
Congrats to Catch!