As part of the NBA Cares Home for the Holidays initiative, the Golden State Warriors are once again presenting their Season of Giving throughout the months of November and December. During the Season of Giving, all Warriors players will participate in various holiday events, reaching out to the community and helping to brighten the holiday season for local children and families.
The organization will reach out to more than 5,000 children and their families and provide them with gifts and meals during this time of need. Events include hospital visits, toy drives, basketball clinics, shopping sprees and holiday parties throughout the Bay Area. The Warriors partnered with Lucky Supermarkets and Kaiser Permanente to purchase the gifts and food during this holiday season.
Throughout the league, the NBA and its players will celebrate the “NBA Cares Home for the Holidays” with charitable efforts that will reach more than 300,000 people.
Over the next five years, the league, players and teams will raise and contribute $100 million for charity, donate more than 1 million hours of hands-on volunteer service to communities around the world, and build more than 100 places where kids can learn and play.
The following is a look at the Warriors events during this holiday season:
December 13 - Warriors Join In Shop With A Sherriff Deputy Program
On December 13, as a part of this year’s Season of Giving initiatives, the Warriors partnered with the San Francisco Deputy Sherriff’s Foundation to take local kids holiday shopping at Target. Warriors legend Alvin Attles and Warrior Girl Regina each accompanied a child while they shopped. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY
December 12 - Warriors Visit Children At Kaiser Permanente
On December 12, The Warriors continued this year’s Season of Giving initiatives by visiting patients at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland. Head Coach Mark Jackson and Forward Dorell Wright handed out Warrior goodie bags, posed for pictures and wished the kids happy holidays and a speedy recovery. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY
November 29 - Warriors Unveil Reading & Learning Center
On November 29, the Warriors rededicated a Reading and Learning Corner in Oakland as a new and improved Reading and Learning Center. This marked the 24th Reading and Learning Center that the Warriors have unveiled since the inception of the team’s Read To Achieve initiative. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY
November 22 - Warriors Hospital Visit
To kickoff the 2011 Season of Giving, Warriors Assistant Coach Darren Erman and Warrior Girls Angel and Thera surprised the kids at the Children's Hospital in Oakland. In each room they visited, they handed out Warriors goodie bags and wished the kids happy holidays and a speedy recovery. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY
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