January 20, 2012
Inaugural Golden State Warriors Unsung Heroes Awards
Three Local Residents Honored For Their Outstanding Contributions To The Community
Three Bay Area residents – Magen Clay, Regina Jackson and Curt Yagi – were honored with the inaugural Golden State Warriors Unsung Heroes Award tonight at the team’s game against the Indiana Pacers at Oracle Arena. The Unsung Heroes Award is presented to local residents who go above and beyond to uplift their community by inspiring youth to help them reach their goals, and who strive daily to make their community a greater place.
The winners were presented their awards during a special on-court halftime presentation with Warriors President and COO Rick Welts and Legend Alvin Attles. Each recipient was presented with a plaque that read:
“In sincere gratitude and deep appreciation of your outstanding contributions rendered to the community,
Clay, a native of San Francisco, has worked for the last 11 years with the Boys and Girls Club of Oakland and currently serves as branch director. During that time she has dedicated her life to enabling and inspiring the children of the West Oakland community in an effort to help them realize their dreams while becoming self-sufficient and productive citizens.
we recognize your countless hours of distinguished service with this Unsung Heroes Award.”
Jackson, an Oakland native, has been involved with the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC) since 1984 and currently serves as the center’s executive director. She ensures that the EOYDC offers a safe, nurturing environment where young people can grow and thrive. Her theory of change model is focused on character development, readiness and access for the thousands of EOYDC youth that the center has served during her tenure.
Yagi has served as the executive director of R.O.C.K. (Real Options For City Kids) since 2003, offering a valuable resource to children who live in or attend school in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley. Since joining the organization, he has used his passion for non-profit work and experience in the business world to help promote the positive development and long-term success of the youth that that R.O.C.K. serves by providing opportunities to those that might now otherwise have access.