Kevin Love has definitely started a good trend among NBA where team and players are uniting to pay up the arena staff. The latest addition to this good cause is the Golden State Warriors team. The San Fransico based team has joined other NBA stars(Giannis Antetokounmpo & Zion Williamson) in saying they will make donations to aid arena employees. As arena staff will obviously be unable to work while the NBA season is suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic(COVID-19).
The Warriors pledged that their owners, players, and coaches will make a donation of $1 million to aid arena employees unable to work while the NBA season is suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. Notably, Warriors home i.e Chase Center employs more than 1,000 part-time employees. These employees include food service, security, guest services, custodial and more.
Not to forget, the Warriors opened the $1.6 billion Chase Center last year in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood, moving the team from Oakland’s Oracle Arena. According to Forbes, the team is now valued at $4.3 billion. This valuation of GSW is among the highest in any sport in the world.
In an effort to assist those impacted by the NBA’s unforeseen suspension in play, the Warriors ownership, players, and coaches have pledged to donate $1 million to a disaster relief fund established by the Warriors Community Foundation. pic.twitter.com/610GkZumjy
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) March 14, 2020
Golden State Warriors announces a ‘Disaster Relief Fund’
This announcement also included the creation of a Disaster Relief fund. People can contribute to those affected by the shutdown of the NBA schedule and San Francisco’s ban on concerts and large assemblies in this fund. The money received by the workers will be tax-free.
Even though when the Warriors are out of playoffs this year; suspension of the league is still taking a huge toll on them. Notably, Dubnation has still to witness 7 games at Chase Center this season. And with this halt in NBA, chances of those 7 matches are looking pretty grim.
Earlier Love, Antetokounmpo, and Griffin each said they will donate $100,000 to their respective arena’s workers. Williamson also pledged to cover arena staff wages through March.
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