Warriors to Host Special Needs Family Appreciation Night March 9 Against Phoenix Suns
Portion Of Event Proceeds Will Benefit Everybody Is A Star Organization
The Golden State Warriors are hosting the team’s first-ever Special Needs Family Appreciation Night on Sunday, March 9 against the Phoenix Suns at Oracle Arena (6:00 p.m.), the team announced today. A portion of event night ticket sales will benefit the Everybody is a Star organization, which provides special needs youth with opportunities to learn from and work with professionals in the music, film and live production industries.
The Warriors will recognize over 300 members in attendance from Everybody is a Star, the Special Olympics of Northern California and Support for Families of Children with Disabilities as well as highlight three special needs families and share their stories in-game. The team will also host members from Everybody is a Star to sing the national anthem pregame and invite special needs youth ages 18 and younger to shoot a post-game free throw. Special Needs Family Appreciation Night event tickets are sold out, but single-game tickets are still available. For more information visit Warriors.comor call 1-888-GSW-HOOP.
On Wednesday, March 5, in conjunction with the NBA and the Special Olympics Spread The Word to End the Word campaign to end the use of the R-word, the Warriors held their third-annual Spread the Word to End the Word basketball clinic at the Warriors Practice Facility in downtown Oakland. The team hosted over 50 athletes from the Special Olympics of Northern California, Everybody is a Star and Support for Families of Children with Disabilities to learn basketball drills and fundamentals from Warriors Youth Basketball staff and practice in an NBA practice facility. To access photos of the Spread the Word to End the Word basketball clinic, click here.