Partner Spotlight: Warriors & the Warriors Community Foundation

We are honored to have partnered with the Golden State Warriors and the Warriors Community Foundation over the past couple of years. As the season gears up, we want to share what this partnership means for our community and beyond!

Last year alone, through the Warriors Hoops for Kids program, the team’s three-pointers generated more than $440,000 for local organizations serving youth. As a part of this program, these organizations were able to expand their impact in the Bay Area!

Lincoln Elementary/Playworks student Poinciana Hung-Haas and Playworks Site Coordinator Pete Best with Warriors All-Star guards Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry.
Lincoln Elementary/Playworks student Poinciana Hung-Haas and Playworks Site Coordinator Pete Best with Warriors All-Star guards Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry.

Where did the Hoops for Kids program originate and what would you say is its greatest success?

Hoops for Kids began two seasons ago with founding support from the Koret Foundation and the Taube Family Foundation. Last season Pacific Gas and Electric Company joined as a presenting sponsor and we were delighted to welcome several new supporting sponsors as well. Thanks to Hoops for Kids, our team’s success is now our community’s success!

Why did Playworks seem like a great fit for the Warriors’ Community Foundation and its goals?

Along with financial support, the Warriors have created amazing experiences for many at-risk Playworks students in Northern California. Most recently, to encourage healthy eating and staying active, in partnership with Kaiser Permanente, Brandon Rush mentored Playworks’ kids on living a healthy lifestyle through the Get Fit program! Get Fit will reach nearly 60,000 students at 111 Bay Area elementary schools this season helping to create a culture of health and wellness for students, staff and teachers at schools across the region.

Events and programming during the academic year will leverage Kaiser Permanente’s expertise and the Warriors’ and Playworks’ network to encourage healthy choices and behavior. Students will be provided with positive activities and experiences to take back to their classrooms, homes and communities. Kaiser Permanente and Playworks curriculum will also be hosted online at warriors.com/getfit to highlight good nutrition and safe and fair play.

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Thank you to the Golden State Warriors and the Warriors Community Foundation for being incredible partners for kids across the Bay Area. Also a big congratulations for winning the NBA Championship! We look forward to great success this season and to celebrating at the upcoming games!


 

About the Warriors Community Foundation and Hoops for Kids

Established in 2012 in conjunction with the new Lacob and Guber ownership group, the Warriors Community Foundation is dedicated to making a meaningful and lasting impact on the lives of underserved youth in the San Francisco Bay Area. Last season, the Warriors Community Foundation made $1.5 million in grants for youth development. The team also donated more than 12,000 tickets to Warriors games and refurbished public basketball courts in Oakland, San Francisco and Richmond.

As part of the Warriors Hoops for Kids program, a partnership with the Warriors Community Foundation, the Koret Foundation, Taube Family Foundation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Warriors achievements on the court support underserved youth in the Bay Area. Through Hoops for Kids, every Warriors three-pointer made during the regular season yields $500 for organizations working locally to improve educational opportunities and life outcomes for kids. For more information on Hoops for Kids, visit warriors.com/kids.

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