‘True community champions’: Mayor Neeley thanks Kyle Kuzma Foundation and the NBPA Foundation for their generous donation to make every vote count in Flint

FLINT, Michigan—Fresh off his NBA world championship with the Los Angeles Lakers, hometown hero Kyle Kuzma stepped up to help make sure every vote counts in the City of Flint.

Mayor Sheldon Neeley worked directly with Mr. Kuzma to secure the donation and help determine where the dollars could make the most immediate impact. When the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Foundation heard about their work, it decided to support the cause, too.

The combined $10,000 donation from The Kyle Kuzma Foundation and the NBPA Foundation was used to help install and secure additional absentee voter drop boxes throughout the city in advance of the Nov. 3 presidential election. “We are so happy to join with Kyle to continue our support for the people of Flint,” said Sherrie Deans, Executive Director of the NBPA Foundation.

“Kyle Kuzma and the National Basketball Players Association are true community champions,” Mayor Sheldon Neeley said. “I’ve watched him for years and long appreciated his talent, but I have been even more impressed seeing his strong spirit and true commitment to the City of Flint. He is a Flintstone through and through.”

Residents can drop off their absentee ballots safely and securely at six locations in the City of Flint. Drop boxes are located at:

  • • Flint City Hall, 1101 S. Saginaw St.
  • • Flint Police Station, 210 E. Fifth St.
  • • Fire Station 3, 1525 Martin Luther King Ave.
  • • Fire Station 5, 3402 Western Road
  • • Fire Station 6, 716 West Pierson Road
  • • Fire Station 8, 202 East Atherton Road

City Hall is also open for in-person voting seven days a week. For additional voter information, call the City Clerk Election Division at (810) 766-7414.

Kuzma helped the LA Lakers nab their 17th NBA Championship in franchise history this month.

Kuzma just finished his third season with the Lakers. He was a key member on the team, averaging 12.8 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.