Events Across Santa Cruz County To Support Local Community Members And Spread Holiday Cheer
SANTA CRUZ, CA – As part of the NBA Cares Season of Giving league-wide campaign, the Santa Cruz Warriors will host events throughout the month to brighten the lives of Santa Cruz County families and youth this holiday season. Members of the Santa Cruz Warriors organization will engage with disadvantaged families, youth with life-threatening medical conditions and local community groups to spread holiday cheer.
“This year, more than ever, we are so happy to be here to support our community,” said Santa Cruz Warriors President Chris Murphy. “It has been a hard year for all of Santa Cruz County between COVID-19 and the CZU Lightning Complex Fires. We are happy to bring some holiday cheer to these organizations and are so proud of the generosity from our staff and fans.”
The Santa Cruz Warriors also engaged in Season of Giving events for Thanksgiving that included volunteering at Pajaro Valley Loaves and Fishes and delivering Thanksgiving gift bags and meal gift cards to members of the Watsonville Mariposa Wellness Program. For photos of the events, please click HERE.
Below is the schedule for the Santa Cruz Warriors’ Season of Giving events. The events are being completed while practicing social distancing and following safety guidelines.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1:
- Christmas Tree Donation – Mav’Riks will surprise a family in need with a fully decorated Christmas Tree in partnership with David Lyng Real Estate.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8:
- Jacob’s Heart Gift Wrapping – Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services provides donated holiday gifts to patients in their network. Santa Cruz front office staff will assist in wrapping the gifts for the children to open on Christmas.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16:
- Adopt-a-Family – In partnership with the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Warriors front office and coaching staff adopted a family to provide gifts for the holidays. This year’s family was heavily impacted by COVID-19. Mav’Riks will deliver the gifts to the family.
For more information on the Santa Cruz Warriors, please visit santacruzbasketball.com or call (831) 713-4400.