SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department in partnership with the Golden State Warriors and Esurance hosted another WE G.I.V.E. volunteer service event, and this year the event took place at Gilman Playground. SF Rec and Park’s Volunteer Services team welcomed the Warriors guard Shaun Livingston, Warriors Chief Marketing Officer Chip Bowers, Esurance Vice President of Marketing Cyndie Beck, along with Warriors fans and staff from Esurance and the Warriors and thanked them for their day of volunteer service.
“All our volunteers are warriors but today we have a Golden State Warrior joining us!” said Phil Ginsburg, SF Rec and Park General Manager. “So we are very thankful for the Golden State Warriors, Esurance and all the volunteers for their contribution to Gilman Playground today.”
Gilman Playground is located in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood nearby Bret Harte Elementary School and the former Candlestick Park Stadium. Currently, the Playground has a clubhouse, basketball court, baseball field, children’s play area, picnic tables, cargo container for operations storage, and a free-standing restroom. The playground will undergo a $1.8 million renovation later this year and include upgrades to the children’s play area, the clubhouse restroom, and increased ADA access. The renovation, funded by the 2012 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond, will also include tree planting, new arbor with picnic tables, and upgraded lighting.
“Giving back to the community that supports us each and every day is not only fun for us, but also part of our social responsibility,” said Warriors Guard Shaun Livingston. “It was great to see our season ticket holders and staff members from the Warriors, Esurance and SF Rec and Park’s Volunteer Services working together to help renovate and beautify Gilman Park providing the kids in the area a safe place to play for years to come.”
In conjunction with NBA Green Week, the Warriors and Esurance hosted their third WE G.I.V.E. event at Gilman Park and Bret Harte Elementary School in San Francisco. Warriors’ player Shaun Livingston along with Warriors employees, Esurance associates and over 250 fans volunteered to help beautify Gilman Park and Bret Harte Elementary School in San Francisco. The park beautification consisted of removing invasive plant species and overgrown shrubs, picking up trash and debris, planting flowers and applying a fresh coat of paint to existing benches and playground structures.
This WE G.I.V.E. volunteer event at Golden Gate Park is part of the Warriors and Esurance’s WE G.I.V.E. volunteer platform, where Warriors players and front office staff, along with Warriors season ticket holders, Esurance employees and additional fans team up to Give, Inspire, Volunteer and Educate through a variety of events this season to support organizations whose mission is to give back to the Bay Area community.
Attached photos are provided by SF Rec and Park Department. Photo 1: SF Rec and Park Commission Vice President Allan Low and Warriors Guard Shaun Livingston. Photo 2: Warriors Guard Shaun Livingston with Warriors fans. Photo 3: Warriors Guard Shaun Livingston.