Warriors Announce Season of Giving Efforts for 2023 Holiday Season

Events Throughout The Bay Area Planned To Spread Holiday Cheer To Underserved Communities

As part of the NBA Cares Season of Giving league-wide campaign, Golden State Warriors players, coaches, and front office staff will host a variety of events this holiday season to brighten the lives of local families and youth.

To tip off Season of Giving, the Warriors will host a Thanksgiving Holiday Market, presented by Starry, at Thrive City tomorrow, November 21, from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. During the event, hundreds of Bay Area families will pick up free turkeys and grocery items to use throughout the holiday season. Former Warriors player Festus Ezeli will be on-hand to help families with their shopping.

Additional upcoming Warriors Season of Giving events are listed below. This this schedule is for planning purposes only and not to be pre-promoted.

  • Holiday Tree and Toy Express, presented by Kaiser Permanente – The Warriors will host a Holiday Tree and Toy Express at Thrive City on Saturday, December 2, for families from San Francisco community organizations to pick up a holiday tree and new toys while enjoying various holiday-themed stations.
  • Generation Thrive Tree Giveaway – On Thursday, December 7, students and families of Willie Brown Middle School, the adopted school of the Warriors Community Foundation, will be invited to pick up a complimentary holiday tree, a box of ornaments, and more.
  • Warriors Community Foundation Holiday Auction, presented by Cache Creek Casino Resort – Beginning Monday, December 14, the Warriors Community Foundation will host a Holiday Auction with an array of items including one-of-a-kind experiences, autographed memorabilia, and more, with all proceeds benefitting the Foundation’s annual grants program. To donate, visit warriors.com/auction.
  • Swishes for Dishes Event, presented by Kaiser Permanente – Bay Area community groups will be invited to Thrive City’s Winter Wonderland ice skating rink on December 18, 20, and 21 to receive boxed holiday meals and enjoy ice skating, holiday treats, arts and crafts, and more.
  • Holiday Shopping Spree, presented by Starry – The Warriors will organize a special holiday shopping experience for underserved Bay Area families to shop alongside a Warriors player on Wednesday, December 20.
  • Kaiser Permanente Children’s Hospital Visit – Pediatric patients at Kaiser Permanente’s Oakland Medical Center will receive Warriors-themed gift bags and a surprise visit from a Warriors player on Wednesday, December 20.
  • Cookies with the Rookies, presented by ampm – On Thursday, December 21, Warriors rookies Brandin Podziemski and Trayce Jackson-Davis will join youth for a cookie decorating experience at the Warriors Shop in Thrive City, followed by a shopping spree.
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities Comfort and Joy Holiday Drive – On Thursday, December 21, a Warriors player will surprise families with gifts at the toy shop at the Ronald McDonald House in Palo Alto.
  • Holiday Exchange, presented by Waymo – Prior to tipoff of the Warriors matchup against the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday, December 23, underserved Bay Area families will be surprised with holiday gifts presented by Warriors and Trail Blazers players.

Additionally, the Warriors hosted a Chop ‘N Chat at Generation Thrive Oakland last week, where Bay Area educators and non-profit practitioners learned how to make a holiday themed meal from Warriors guard Gary Payton II and Chef Nikki Shaw.

Chop ‘N Chat at Generation Thrive Oakland With Gary Payton II