The Golden State Warriors are tipping off the team’s new “Step Up Your Game” initiative in partnership with a private, statewide health foundation The California Endowment at a Warriors Community Basketball Clinic, it was announced today. A project of the statewide Active Alliance, Step Up Your Game is designed to provide Bay Area youth with fun activities while also encouraging and motivating them to pursue their goals by working hard, making good choices and living a well-balanced lifestyle. For the first event of the program, Warriors players Festus Ezeli, Draymond Green, Nemanja Nedovic and Marreese Speights will run basketball drills with over 100 students from Hayward High School and San Lorenzo High School, along with emphasizing the importance of maximizing their potential.
The event will take place Tuesday, February 11 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Oracle Arena (8000 Coliseum Way, Oakland CA 94621). Ezeli and Speights will participate in the clinic from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., while Green and Nedovic will participate from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Throughout the 2013-14 NBA season, the Step Up Your Game program will hold basketball court refurbishments, additional Warriors youth basketball clinics and Warrior Girls dance clinics that will address the need for youth-oriented programs in the Bay Area that seek to promote and reinforce positive lifestyle habits. For more information on Step Up Your Game, please visit Warriors.com/StepUpYourGame.
Step up your Game is a project of the Active Alliance, a partnership with: the NBA’s four California teams-- the Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers; HealthCorps, a not-for profit founded by Dr. Oz and his wife Lisa; and The California Endowment. The Active Alliance’s goal is to reach over 10,000 California kids in 2014 to measurably improve the health of children in their communities through exercise, nutrition and education.