Warriors Day of Service (NBA Cares Week 2013)

The Warriors at McLaren Pk

In conjunction with NBA Cares Week of Service and the #GSWCountdown to Opening Night, the Warriors hosted a Day of Service at McLaren Park in San Francisco on October 21. Warriors’ players Toney Douglas, Marreese Speights, Dewayne Dedmon and Joe Alexander joined Golden State executives and fans teamed up to help beautify McLaren Park in San Francisco.

Warriors Vice President of Public Affairs & Events Management Gail Hunter, San Francisco Rec & Parks General Manager Phil Ginsburg, San Francisco Rec & Parks Commissioners’ Alan Low and Eric McDonnell, San Francisco School Board Commissioner & Mayor’s Education Advisor Hydra Mendoza and the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services Deputy Director Carl Nicita also came out to the park to lend a helping hand.

Volunteers gathered 500 bags of trash/debris, hazardous and large dump ground waste and removed 4 tons of green waste, weeds, overgrown blackberry and shrubs. 2 tons of green waste, weeds and overgrown blackberry bushes were removed to help support safety and create a sight line for the community members that use the park. The volunteers also cleaned the two playgrounds, removed trash and debris from the area, and swept and painted the amphitheater. More than 500 bags of trash and 6 tons of green waste later, McLaren Park was more beautiful and safe than it had been in a long time.

Over 250 loyal Warriors fans arrived at McLaren Park in support of the San Francisco Recreation & Parks department. Together Warriors executives, players and fans contributed over 780 volunteer hours which translates into a $19,305 in-kind donation. The fans left with a great sense of pride for having given back to the community side-by-side with some of the Warriors players.

Thank you to all of our volunteers – including United Playaz, Mission Recreation Center Girls Basketball Team, and YMCA of San Francisco – for helping keep McLaren Park clean and beautiful for the entire Bay Area community.

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