Alameda Theater Comes Through with $37K for Warriors Foundation
“Be a Warrior & Donate” was the theme at the Alameda Theatre & Cineplex and Cinema Grill in the quest to raise funds for the Golden State Warrior’s Community Foundation during this year’s National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs. As an official Warrior’s watch party venue, the theater presented the games on its large screen.
The theater also organized raffles, giveaways, trivia quizzes, dance contests and theme events to help raise money for the foundation. On “Swag Nite” fans competed to see who could don the most Warriors attire.
More than 15,000 fans attended watch parties at the theater during the 2016 playoff run. In 2015 the theater raised $10,000 for the foundation. This year the theater more than tripled its donation, raising more than $37,000.
“By teaming with the Warriors as an official watch party venue, we created fun game nights for Bay Area families to enjoy,” said theater owner Kyle Conner. “They generously thanked us by donating to the Warriors Foundation for the kids. We’re very proud and grateful to our community.”
The Warriors Community Foundation supports education and youth development in the Bay Area, with a focus on Alameda and San Francisco counties. Proceeds from the Alameda Theatre will be used to refurbish a public basketball court in Alameda.
“We’re delighted to partner with the Alameda Theatre & Cineplex and honored by the outpouring of support,” said Jose Gordon, Warriors Community Foundation executive director.