UCSF Night

 

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On March 14, 2016, UCSF faculty and students came to watch the Warriors take on the New Orleans Pelicans at Oracle Arena. As part of the group night, all participants received a custom-made UCSF tee shirt and had the opportunity to sit courtside during the pre-game shoot around.

After the game, we caught up with UCSF’s Arts and Events Producer, Joey Convento, who said “In my role with the University of California San Francisco, Campus Life Services - Arts & Events Department, I have the unique opportunity to coordinate events that create a positive work-life balance for our staff, faculty, and students. The UCSF Golden State Warriors Nights that we’ve programmed this season have been a complete SELL OUT with our UCSF community—we love coming out to the games!”

We were thrilled to hear that the Warriors nights have been such a hit with the UCSF community! Warriors Ground SF is looking forward to seeing our friends at UCSF at games for years to come!  

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Family House Opens in Mission Bay

family_house.jpgAfter years of planning and hard work, Family House opened their newest facility in Mission Bay—the Nancy and Stephen Grand Family House. 

Family House, a non-profit organization that provides temporary housing to families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, held the grand opening of the new facility on Wednesday, March 2nd. Hundreds of Mission Bay residents, as well as families being served by the new Family House, attended the ribbon cutting ceremony and toured the new facility. The Warriors were honored to attend and visitors enjoyed the chance to take photos with the 2015 Larry O’Brien Trophy. 

Warriors Ground SF is thrilled to welcome Family House to the neighborhood! 

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Chase Center Wins Again at City Hall

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On February 24th, the San Francisco Board of Appeals denied a challenge to the Warriors 577,000 square foot office space allocation at the new Mission Bay arena site, securing another victory for the Chase Center! 

The Board of Appeals, a quasi-judicial body that provides the public with a final administrative review process, heard from several Warriors Ground SF community leaders in support of the new arena project during the public comment portion of the meeting. Small business owners, residents, and community stakeholders showed true strength in numbers by stating the positive benefits of the Chase Center to the board. Ultimately, the office space allocation appeal was denied by a vote of 4-1.

In addition to the Board of Appeals, the Warriors arena has won approval from every board, agency and commission in San Francisco that has considered the matter. We can’t wait for the Chase Center to open in 2019! 

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Where are Tomorrow's Black Leaders Today?

 

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Warriors Star, Andre Iguodala, with BAYCAT team and youth, Zaccho Dance youth +

Black History Month Leaders: Kimberly Bryant, Joanna Haigood and Chinaka Hodge. 

Warriors Ground SF would like to give a special shout out to BAYCAT! BAYCAT is tackling the lack of diversity in technology and digital media by providing access, education and employment for low income youth, youth of color and young women from the Bay.

Check out the blurb below from the BAYCAT team.  

"During Black History Month many of us tend to look to the past, but this month BAYCAT STUDIO teamed with The Golden State Warriors to promote looking at the month in a whole new way: focusing on “Black Future Month.” BAYCAT created the theme to feature 29 African American leaders from all sectors, including doctors, artists, activists, political leaders, who inspire our future leaders today, namely, our youth.

Our #BlackHistoryMonth video with Golden State Warriors features our amazing BAYCAT youth, as well as similarly inspiring youth from Zaccho Dance Theatre, BlackGirlsCode, and Radical Monarchs. Four leaders, Joanna Haigood, Chinaka Hodge, Kimberly Bryant and Gregory Adams represent current Black leaders who’s work inspires our youth today. You can watch the video on the Warriors website.

With the logo, “Black History Is Golden” designed by Warriors Player, Andre Iguodala, we hope this theme lives beyond just this month. Please share our video and read about these inspiring individuals on the Warriors' Black History is Golden page. "

Want to stay up to date on all of BAYCAT's exciting future projects? Follow on Facebook and Twitter!

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Chinese New Year Parade

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Gung Hay Fat Choi! According to multiple reports, upwards of one million people lined the streets of San Francisco on February 11, 2016 for the annual Chinese New Year Parade. This was one of the largest Chinese New Year parades in San Francisco to date, as over 20 floats helped bring in the Year of the Monkey in style.

In addition to special Chinese New year jersey’s worn on court during the month of February, The Warriors were proud to recognize the Chinese community by sponsoring a cable car in this year’s parade. Youth from Francisco Middle School and Chinatown Community Development Center’s Adopt an Alley Way program were excited to ride in the Dubs cable car along with the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy. As the parade trekked across downtown and into Chinatown, our cable car riders had a great time passing out Chinese New Year t-shirts to eager parade onlookers. As the parade came to a close at Kearney Street, Chinese Consul General Luo Linquan and Mayor Ed Lee  waited at the finish line to see the Finals trophy up close and personal! Overall, the parade was a huge success—Warriors Ground SF wishes you luck in the Year of the Monkey.

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