WE G.I.V.E. at Golden Gate Park, Presented by Esurance
April 17, 2014
As part of NBA Green Week and the WE G.I.V.E. program, the Warriors and Esurance teamed up with San Francisco Recreation & Parks to beautify San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.
Nearly 300 loyal Warriors season ticket holders and fans joined forces with staff from the Warriors, Esurance, and SF Recreation and Parks Department in support of NBA Green Week.
Warriors Hypewoman Ruby Lopez and the Warrior Girls welcomed fans as they arrived and distributed WE G.I.V.E. t-shirts and gloves.
Fans were encouraged to check-in to WE GIVE at Golden Gate Park on Facebook to receive a special Warriors rally towel provided by Esurance.
The beautification took place at five sites in the park and consisted of removing invasive grass and debris at the Arboretum on MLK Drive…
…pulling weeds around the Music Concourse…
…improving trails and planting native plants on Strawberry Island and Stow Lake…
…a family friendly cleanup of one of the park’s playgrounds…
…and removing ivy at the Conservatory of Flowers and replenishing with mulch.
Warriors forward Harrison Barnes joined fans to help protect Warriors Ground.
Harrison, the Warrior Girls and fans were joined by (left to right) Esurance Senior Brand Manager Chris Lee, San Francisco Mayor’s Office Senior Advisor on the Environment Rodger Kim, Esurance Chief Marketing Officer Alan Gellman, Warriors Chief Marketing Officer Chip Bowers, San Francisco Recreation & Parks Commissioner Allan Low and San Francisco Mayor’s Office Director of Neighborhood Services Kriztina Palone.
After hours of hard work, Harrison thanked the season ticket holders, fans and community groups in attendance. He also thanked Esurance for their continued support of the Warriors on and off the court.
Esurance CMO Alan Gellman then spoke about how inspiring it was to see everyone come together in support of such a great cause.
SFRP Commissioner Allan Low thanked the fans on behalf of San Francisco Rec & Parks for helping to keep Golden Gate Park clean and beautiful for the entire Bay Area community.
San Francisco Mayor’s Senior Advisor on the Environment Rodger Kim spoke on behalf of the city of San Francisco and thanked the volunteers for protecting Warriors Ground and encouraged them to come back out to enjoy the park this summer.
At the end of the day, volunteers were able to remove over 12 tons of invasive plants and debris, spread over 900 yards of mulch, plant 50 one gallon native plants …
…clean and repaint an entire playground structure and paint 40 benches inside the Music Concourse.
Fans left with a great sense of pride in giving back to the community by working with the Warriors and Esurance.
The volunteers helped beautify one of San Francisco’s greatest treasures; Golden Gate Park, that receives 13 million visitors a year.
To learn more about the Warriors and Esurance’s WE G.I.V.E. volunteer program, please visit warriors.com/WeGIVE