Warriors Community Foundation and PG&E Team Up to Refurbish Two Basketball Courts in the Bay Area This Summer As Part of the Makin' Hoops Program
Warriors Forward Harrison Barnes & President/Chief Operating Officer Rick Welts To Participate In Court Unveiling At Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco’s Columbia Park Clubhouse On Thursday, June 5
The Warriors Community Foundation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today announced a partnership to bring the Makin’ Hoops program to two court locations this summer. The Makin’ Hoops program assists in the beautification and refurbishment of local basketball courts throughout the Bay Area.
The Warriors and PG&E will first visit Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco’s Columbia Park Clubhouse in the Mission district (450 Guerrero Street, San Francisco CA 94110) to refurbish the floor surface, clean, repaint and install new scoreboards, wall padding, backboards and rims. On Thursday, June 5 from 10:00am – 11:00am, Warriors President and Chief Operating Officer Rick Welts and Warriors forward Harrison Barnes will participate in the court unveiling ceremony with Barnes participating in basketball drills and games with youth from Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, an organization that serves more than 1,400 youth each day at eight Clubhouses located in the neighborhoods with the fewest resources.
Later this summer, the Warriors Community Foundation, PG&E and the City of Oakland Parks & Recreation department will refurbish and beautify basketball courts at Oakland’s San Antonio Park & Recreation Center (1701 East 19th Street, Oakland, CA 94606). Both sites are in desperate need of upgrades and updates to better serve their respective communities.
Created in 1999, the Makin’ Hoops program, in collaboration with the Good Tidings Foundation, has refurbished nearly 50 basketball courts throughout the Bay Area that remain a source of neighborhood pride for their adjacent communities. Refurbished courts are resurfaced and receive new backboards, nets, rims, striping and signage.
The Warriors and PG&E first teamed up to create and refurbish the Chris Mullin Court at the Arroyo Viejo Recreation Center in Oakland on March 8, 2012, creating two outdoor basketball courts for the more than 450 students in the school and after school programs at the recreation center to enjoy.