SANTA CRUZ, Calif.- The Santa Cruz Warriors are teaming up with the Santa Cruz nonprofit Grind Out Hunger.
The entire team was at the Grind Out Hunger headquarters this afternoon in Santa Cruz, running clinics with local high school basketball players. The Warriors will be teaming up with the organization at every home game, including the Second Harvest Food Bank holiday food drive.
They will help provide access to up to 80,000 meals per year for children and families in need through its relationship with Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County.
"Minor league sports are all about the community – not only creating a family-friendly environment at the games, but ensuring that our neighbors in need are looked after," said Santa Cruz Warriors President Jim Weyermann in a news release Monday. "With everything Grind Out Hunger has done for the kids in Santa Cruz, a partnership with the team was a natural fit."
The nonprofit will have its own 60-seat special section behind the basket with a banner overhead. Anybody who wants to support Grind Out Hunger can purchase tickets to sit and cheer in this section. This is currently the only way to secure an individual opening night ticket.
In addition to teaming up at NBA D-League basketball games, the Warriors will partner with Grind Out Hunger and Second Harvest Food Bank during the annual holiday food drive and other events.
"Through the partnerships with Grind Out Hunger, Second Harvest Food Bank, Plantronics and now the Santa Cruz Warriors, this is the perfect mechanism for making a difference in someone's life and working together towards the common goal of feeding families in Santa Cruz County," said Danny Keith, Founder of Grind Out Hunger and Chief Development Officer at Second Harvest Food Bank.
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