Nick Young is a professional basketball player for the LA Lakers, but this week we saw him move from the court to the kitchen. This Monday, Young made his Food Network debut and baked cheerleader-themed cupcakes on Celebrity Cupcake Wars. Nick and the other contestants competed to be the best celebrity baker and win a donation to their favorite charity. Which charity did Nick Young- an athlete with strong ties to his community- choose to support? Athletes C.A.R.E., of course! Although Young’s cupcakes were not quite a slam dunk with the judges, his shout-out to Athletes C.A.R.E. was followed by a wave of support from Food Network and basketball fans alike. While we were rooting for Nick until the final round, Lea Thompson ended up taking home the trophy with $10,000 being donated to the charity of her choice.
Support from athletes across the country, from the NBA to small college athletics, make up Athletes C.A.R.E.’s success. Thank you to Nick and the Food Network for supporting Athletes C.A.R.E. and helping us continue our fight and grow our reach! Check out the picture below to see our logo make it's first appearance on national television.