The Warriors Community Foundation, which will receive a donation in celebration of the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge, extends the local impact of the 2017 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors and continues a longstanding tradition of community involvement.
The 33rd running of the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge in San Francisco will serve as a benefit and awareness-builder for the Warriors Community Foundation.
J.P. Morgan will donate in commemoration of the Corporate Challenge entrants to the Warriors Community Foundation, which is dedicated to make a meaningful and lasting impact on the lives of underserved youth in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Established in 2012 under the Lacob and Guber ownership group, the Warriors Community Foundation extends the local impact of the 2017 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors and continues a longstanding tradition of community involvement.
“JPMorgan Chase shares our vision of giving back to the Bay Area community and we’re honored they selected the Warriors Community Foundation as the beneficiary of the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge this year,” said Warriors Vice President of Community Relations and Executive Director of the Warriors Community Foundation Joanne Pasternack. “The Corporate Challenge provides our local community with the opportunity to not only continue to be active, but also to contribute towards building strong pathways for local youth.”
The Warriors Community Foundation supports organizations and programs that help children live, learn and play. Signature programs from the Foundation to date include:
- $5M in grants to support educational equity in Alameda and San Francisco Counties since inception.
- More than 60 refurbished basketball courts across the Bay Area, helping to revitalize local parks, schools and neighborhoods.
- Tickets to Warriors games for local nonprofit organizations, including Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCAs, community groups, and schools.
Specific to the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge, the Warriors Community Foundation has chosen three organizations to benefit: Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, East Oakland Youth Development Center and Playworks.
The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge in San Francisco will be held on Thursday, September 7, with a capacity crowd of over 10,000 entrants starting at 7:15 p.m. near McCovey Cove. The Corporate Challenge has more than doubled in size since moving to its current China Basin and Embarcadero race course in 2010, and has sold-out the last four years.
“The Warriors and the Corporate Challenge have enjoyed great success this decade, and we’re happy to team up here,” said Head of Sports and Entertainment Marketing at JPMorgan Chase Frank Nakano. “We’re proud that our Corporate Challenge participants will feel a tangible connection to the good work of the Warriors Community Foundation.”