Warriors Players, Coaches Donate $75,000 to Oakland Fire Relief Efforts

December 7th, 2016 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »

Players and coaches from the Golden State Warriors have pledged $75,000 to aid relief efforts in Oakland, California, where a warehouse fire killed 36 people Dec. 2, the team announced Wednesday.

The Warriors' official Twitter account released a video that featured several players discussing the contribution: 

Wednesday's $75,000 pledge came on the heels of a $50,000 donation the defending Western Conference champions made Dec. 3.

"When a tragedy of this magnitude hits this close to home, we feel it's imperative to do our small part to help our community and those impacted," Warriors president and chief operating officer Rick Welts said, per the team's initial announcement. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their families and friends during this incredibly difficult time."

In addition to the Warriors, the Oakland Athletics, Oakland Raiders and San Francisco Giants have all made monetary contributions since the fire occurred Dec. 2.

The A's initiated the effort and matched $30,000 in contributions their fans made, and the Raiders joined t ...

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