On May 22nd, Warriors fans showed true Strength in Numbers for Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Warriors Ground SF co-hosted a watch party at the former Hunters Point Power Plant Site in, just a short distance from the future site of the Chase Center. Fans were able to enjoy the game on a huge, outdoor LED Screen, take pictures with the 2015 Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy, eat at some of San Francisco's best food trucks, and try their luck at a prize-filled raffle. The kids enjoyed getting their faces painted, playing with Warriors colored balloon animals and hats, and shooting buckets in the Warriors inflatable bounce house. The community came out in full force to this event, and much fun was had despite the loss to the Thunder.
We were lucky to have The PG&E Hunter’s Point Site as the location for this watch party. A former power plant, the Hunter’s Point Site has been dismantled and remediated in the last decade. Ten years later, it is currently managed by NOW Hunter’s Point, an organization that seeks to transform this industrial landscape into an activity center focusing on environmental restoration and community renewal. NOW Hunter’s Point puts on events ranging from petting zoos and community concerts to job trainings, all with the goal of preserving Bayview/Hunter Point’s rich history and gathering ideas for the future of the site.
It was great teaming up with this awesome organization to gather the community in support of the Warriors. We were able to spread the word about the new Chase Center arena, and were met with enthusiastic support from community members. We’d like to give a huge thank you to NOW Hunter’s Point, and look forward to throwing more successful watch parties during the rest of the playoffs!