Meet our Hoops for St. Jude ambassadors

Many kids dream of playing in the NBA. We’ve put together an impressive lineup of players and coaches who want to make sure all kids have a shot at making their dreams come true.

From hospital visits to social posts, our Hoops for St. Jude ambassadors are showing fans how it pays to give back.

 

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Players
Pau Gasol Los Angeles Lakers
Kevin Love Minnesota Timberwolves
David Lee Golden State Warriors
Marc Gasol Memphis Grizzlies
Greg Monroe Detroit Pistons
Mike Conley Memphis Grizzlies
Mario Chalmers Miam Heat

Coaches
Monty Williams New Orleans Pelicans
Rick Carlisle Dallas Mavericks
Mike Brown Cleveland Cavaliers


Ambassadors

Pau Gasol with St. Jude patient
Pau Gasol Los Angeles Lakers

"St. Jude is making a huge impact in the world because they take families from all over the world. A lot of families come here and everything is paid for and they are in great hands. It's an amazing place!"

 
Kevin Love with St. Jude patient
Kevin Love Minnesota Timberwolves

“I was fortunate to visit St. Jude during my rookie season and encouraged NBA fans to support this great cause. I’m excited to continue my support and encourage you to join our Hoops for St. Jude team and donate to St. Jude.”

 
David Lee with St. Jude patient
David Lee Golden State Warriors

“As a big supporter of children’s causes, I am proud to join the Hoops for St. Jude team. I feel fortunate to have achieved one of my childhood dreams of playing in the NBA. My wish is for children to grow up to live their dreams.”

 
Marc Gasol with St. Jude patients
Marc Gasol Memphis Grizzlies

"This is a place where kids get hope, kids that are really sick, get a place to have hope and be cured. It's a great honor to be part of the St. Jude family."

 
Greg Monroe with St. Jude patient
Greg Monroe Detroit Pistons

"I’ve made lasting memories with the kids at St. Jude, and helping them by being a Hoops for St. Jude ambassador means a lot to me. St. Jude is literally saving kids from all over the world, and being able to support patients from my home state of Louisiana and my team state of Michigan is really special."

 
Mike Conley with St. Jude patient
Mike Conley Memphis Grizzlies

"I’m a proud St. Jude supporter and really want to help spread the word about all of the great work this hospital is doing. Most people know that St. Jude is a major cancer treatment center, but not many are aware of the amazing sickle cell treatment program they have."

 
Mario Chalmers
Mario Chalmers Miami Heat

We take heat on the court every day in a very physical game. But imagine the challenges the kids face—chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. We’re playing a game to score the most points. They’re playing the game of their life and they need our support.”

 
Coach Monty Williams with St. Jude patient
Monty Williams New Orleans Pelicans

“Becoming a Hoops for St. Jude ambassador is an honor for me - It's just such a cool place, where kids and their families get a second chance. I expect a cure, a miracle to come from St Jude, and It's amazing for me to be a small part of that process. Lord willing, more people will get involved with St. Jude because they still have so much more to do.”

 
Coach Rick Carlisle with St. Jude patient
Rick Carlisle Dallas Mavericks

“St. Jude is one of the really special places in our country ... the research and what they do for sick kids is unbelievable. I enjoy every visit I can make to the hospital, especially spending time with the kids and their families. They inspire me and remind me of what real champions look like.”

 
Coach Mike Brown

Mike Brown Cleveland Cavaliers

“As a coach and a father, my teams face some tough opponents, but nothing like the opponents the kids at St. Jude face each and every day. They give 110 percent no matter the situation. It inspires me and keeps me grounded to what’s important and to what matters. These kids matter and they are the toughest competitors I have ever been around.”