Tyreke Evans and Wells Fargo Surprise Local Children With a Holiday Bike Donation During Tuesday’s Kings-Warriors Game


Tyreke Evans and Wells Fargo Surprise Local Children With a Holiday Bike Donation During Tuesday’s Kings-Warriors Game

-- 100 children from The Salvation Army receive bikes and helmets during exclusive on-court halftime presentation with Evans and Wells Fargo --


SACRAMENTO, CA, December 21, 2010 -- As part of Maloof Sports & Entertainment’s ninth annual “Season of Giving,” Kings player and reigning NBA Rookie of the Year Tyreke Evans joined proud Kings partner Wells Fargo to surprise 100 local children from The Salvation Army with an exclusive bike donation during tonight’s Kings-Warriors game. In addition to meeting Evans while receiving their new bikes during a special halftime presentation on the Kings court, each child also received a helmet.

“The holiday season is a special time to give back to others,” said Evans. “I wanted to go above and beyond to put smiles on some young faces, so I teamed up with our friends at Wells Fargo to make this happen and it means a lot to me.”

“Wells Fargo understands the great need in our community,” said Regional Vice President of Wells Fargo, Kings Ambassador and Wells Fargo Foundation Manager Chevo Ramirez. “That is why we’re pleased to join Tyreke Evans in helping brighten the holiday for these children.”

Maloof Sports & Entertainment’s ninth annual “Season of Giving” consists of a series of charitable events and projects as part of an ongoing effort to make a positive and meaningful difference in the lives of children and families in need. Kings players, members of the Sacramento Kings Dance Team, Slamson and volunteers from Maloof Sports & Entertainment and proud Kings partner Wells Fargo have been participating in three weeks of charitable giving and holiday fun benefiting children and families throughout the Sacramento region.

Additional “Season of Giving” events this holiday season include Francisco Garcia’s donation of a “Holiday in a Box” to local deserving Latino families, a surprise visit by DeMarcus Cousins to the UC Davis Children’s Hospital, participation in the CHiPS for Kids Toy Drive at Cal Expo, a surprise visit to the Shriners Hospital for Children and the donation of a “Holiday in a Box” from Maloof Sports & Entertainment and Wells Fargo to 200 deserving families.

About Maloof Sports & Entertainment:
Maloof Sports & Entertainment includes the Sacramento Kings and ARCO Arena. Owned by the Maloof family with long-term, local partners, the organization is committed to being a contributing member of the Sacramento community. Teaming up with local leaders and non-profit organizations to give back to those in need throughout the region, MS&E has donated millions of dollars to charity in 11 years of Maloof family ownership. For more information about Maloof Sports & Entertainment, please visit kings.com, arcoarena.com or call 916-928-0000.

About Wells Fargo:
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.2 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, the Internet (wellsfargo.com and wachovia.com), and other distribution channels across North America and internationally. With more than 278,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in America. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked #19 on Fortune’s 2009 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially.

Wells Fargo Securities is the trade name for certain capital markets and investment banking services of Wells Fargo & Company and its subsidiaries, including Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, member FINRA and SIPC, and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association.