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Community Warriors

Official Release | October 2, 2002

We have been overwhelmed and gratified by the support from the Santa Cruz community and the best fans in the G League. Off the court, a vital part of our identity is service and giving back to the place we call home. Over the last four years, we have participated in over 500 community events, serving Santa Cruz City Schools, nonprofits, and organizations that champion causes to make Santa Cruz a better place.

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READ TO ACHIEVE
– Length of Program: 5 Years
– Description: Read to Achieve is the most extensive educational outreach initiative in the history of professional sports, aiming to develop a life-long love of reading and literacy in local students.
– Outreach: Over 1.5 billion words read; 6,500 students on the Central Coast participate each year
– Target: Elementary and Middle School Students
– Sponsor: Kaiser Permanente

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MATH WARRIORS
– Length of Program: 3 Years
– Description: Math Warriors integrates a “basketball math” curriculum in schools, coupling basketball and math in the classroom to give students a fresh and positive re-introduction to math.
– Outreach: 4,200 Santa Cruz County students
– Target: Elementary and Middle School Students
– Sponsor: Kaiser Permanente


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WARRIORS GET FIT
– Length of Program: 1 Year
– Description: Get Fit is a year-round community platform focusing on fitness, wellness, and nutrition education to build a healthier community at events hosted at schools, community gathering places, and at Kaiser Permanente Arena.
– Outreach: 10,000 youth (aimed)
– Target: Elementary, Middle School, and High School Students all over the Central Coast
– Sponsor: Kaiser Permanente

COMMUNITY JERSEYS
We will be wearing custom community jerseys at select home games for the fourth season in a row, to benefit nonprofits like Second Harvest Food Bank and The Homeless Garden Project. The jerseys are designed to feature the nonprofit and a corporate partner, amplifying awareness and helping to fundraise by weaving them into the fabric of the game.

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For more information on our community programs, please contact Massimo Degaudenzi, Director of Public & Community Relations at massimo@santacruzbasketball.com or Alyssa Beatton at abeatton@santacruzbasketball.com