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April 13, 2011

Warriors Sign Season Ticket Holder Andy Butcher
Placerville Resident Returns For Fifth Season Under Risk-Free Renewal Agreement


The Golden State Warriors have signed season ticket holder Andy Butcher for the 2011-12 season, co-owners Joe Lacob and Peter Guber announced today. A member of the greatest fan base in all of professional sports, Butcher came to terms on a risk-free agreement that will ensure his place at Oracle Arena next season.

“This renewal plan is just one small example of our commitment to our shareholders,” said Lacob. “We owe it to our incredible fans, like Andy, to raise our level of expectations for this organization and to perform at the highest level in all possible phases.”

Butcher, 29, splits his season tickets with some friends and makes the long drive from Placerville, CA, about a dozen times a year to watch the Warriors at Oracle Arena.

“There is nothing that compares to the energy at Oracle,” Butcher said. “There are other options closer to home, but there is nothing like this – I love the action, the diversity of the crowd, the music…everything.”

As a lifelong Warriors fan, making a long drive just to see his beloved Warriors is nothing new to Butcher. A native of South Lake Tahoe, he grew up attending several Warriors games a season with his father, who was a season ticket holder himself during the Run-TMC era. With links to both the Warriors past and present, Butcher lists Latrell Sprewell and Chris Mullin amongst his favorite all-time Warriors, right alongside Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry.

“We feel very fortunate to retain a fan like Andy for the upcoming season,” said Guber. “He is a valued member of our organization, and one of the key components to the unmatched atmosphere at Oracle Arena. Our goal is to honor and reward our fans’ loyalty in every way possible.”




As a renewed season ticket holder, Butcher was automatically entered for the chance to win prizes at a recent Warriors game, including the opportunity to shoot a half court shot for $10,000 cash. See a video recap of his experience below, including the prize package he chose.





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