May 6, 2011

Warriors Sign Season Ticket Holder Mario Giscome
Hayward Resident Returns For Second Season Under Risk-Free Renewal Agreement

The Golden State Warriors have signed season ticket holder Mario Giscome 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, Giscome 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 Mario, to raise our level of expectations for this organization and to perform at the highest level in all possible phases.”

Giscome resides in Hayward with his wife, Kimberly, who he credits with originally turning him onto the Warriors several years back. This past season, the couple became Warriors season ticket holders for the first time.

“My wife and I started watching the games together at home on TV a few years back, and now we attend most of the games together,” said Giscome. “I love the atmosphere at Oracle Arena. In addition to the action on the court, we think the game operations crew does a brilliant job with the in-game entertainment. We love the fan interaction, the music, the whole show.”

A New York native, Giscome played against Chris Mullin in high school and lists the recent Hall of Fame inductee as his favorite all-time Warriors’ player. As for his favorite current Warrior, Giscome gives the nod to Monta Ellis, saying “his fearless athleticism defies logic! He is the ultimate competitor.”

“We feel very fortunate to retain a fan like Mario 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, Giscome 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.