Golden State Warriors’ Community Spirit is a Slam Dunk with Mission Promise Neighborhood

Warriors-BlogNobody can deny that the Golden State Warriors are winners. With a league-leading 53-13 record, these guys definitely know how to rise above the competition.

Look at the stats. Stephen Curry averages over 23 points per game and has an over 90 percent free throw average. Draymond Green takes down over eight rebounds per game. Andrew Bogut hits over 55 percent of his field goals. Impressive, indeed.

It’s also important to be deemed winners in the community, and the Warriors last night once again showcased that is definitely the case, with “Noche en Ene-Be-A” the theme celebrating Latino pride at the home game against the rival Los Angeles Lakers.

According to their website, the Warriors’ ”vision is put into action through programs focused on education, health & fitness, social responsibility and cultural diversity & arts. We remain committed to maintaining strong and impactful relationships with the Bay Area community and will continue to foster new ties that create additional opportunities for us to help others and strengthen our bond throughout the region.”

There were 40 tickets given out to a contingent representing the Mission Promise Neighborhood (MPN), the community initiative for which MEDA is the lead agency. Clients from such valued partners as Good Samaritan, Jamestown Community Center and Mission Graduates headed over to Oracle Arena to meet the players before the game. The group was treated to a VIP tour these young adults won’t soon forget.

Also joining was one of the displaced families from the recent conflagration at Mission and 22nd streets on January 28th. It was their first game.

Warriors Backpack GiveawayThis isn’t the first time the Warriors teamed up with MPN to help the community. The team also took part in the MPN Backpack Giveaway at John O’Connell High School last August.

States Director, Mission Promise Neighborhood Raquel Donoso, “The Warriors rolled out the red carpet for MPN, making it possible for dozens of Mission students and their families to enjoy a courtside warm-up and an exciting game. The Warriors exemplify the community spirit that is MPN. The team is a beloved part of our community. ”

A great time was had by all, especially with the team taking down the Lakers by a score of 108-105. The Warriors even sealed a playoff berth, making an already special night even extra special. When the videoboard displayed “CLINCHED,” the fans in the sold-out arena gave the Warriors a well-deserved standing ovation, with the MPN contingent part of this celebration.

These guys are true winners in our book—you can bank on the Warriors.




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