The Golden State Warriors And NBA Cares Make A Difference In The Lives Of Children In East Oakland

Posted on June 7, 2015


 For the first time in four decades the Golden State Warriors are in the NBA Finals and the Youth of the City Of Oakland will reap the benefits of the NBA visit.  A Boys and Girls Club located in East Oakland was totally renovated and donated a computer lab, reading room, and a cool new gym all in the blue and gold Warriors theme.  A partnership of the NBA, Kasier, and State Farm to totally remodel the center was unveiled.  Incredible to see superstar athletes spend time with children of the community, which under ordinary circumstances would never meet such players.
  NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, Warriors Owners, and Players brighten the day in what otherwise could be considered a very rough neighborhood in Oakland.  Several players shared it is so important to give back to the community and Harrasion Barnes shared that he was once one of those little kids that went to the Boys and Girls Club and how important to him and his development.  Living up to his nickname “The Senator” Barnes took the podium in true politician style, but words were truly straight form the heart.  

  NBA TV host Amada Rashaed who said the Warriors will be the champs and without a doubt will win was the MC of a short, but powerful program.  The plan is to have an ongoing relationship between the Warriors and the Boys and Girl club even in spit of the team’s return to San Fransisco.  The Mayor and several Oakland City Council members also attended the event happening in their city.  NBA Cares is committed to making a positive difference in every city they visit.  A similar visit will also happen next week in Cleveland.




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