Steph Curry and teammates join forces to support the families of victims taken in a tragic Oakland warehouse fire.
On December 2, a devastating fire broke out in a warehouse turned artist collective in Oakland, California taking the lives of 36 people. The Ghost Ship tragedy made national headlines as the deadliest fire in Oakland’s history. In response, the city’s beloved Golden State Warriors organization quickly donated $50,000 to the families affected by the fire. The Oakland A’s and the Oakland Raiders also contributed $50,000 for a total of $150,000 from the city’s sports organizations.
As first responders continued to clean up the debris, GSW players pulled together and donated an additional $75,000 to support ongoing relief efforts. Their message to the community was one of unity and compassion. Moreover, the hoop team’s star player, Steph Curry, donned graffiti clad shoes in warmups to honor the victims, and he plans to auction off both those and his game shoes to raise extra funds for the disaster.
In total, the city’s teams and players will give over $225,000 to victims’ families and first responders. Their collective response is an admirable example of the significant impact of cross-sport collaboration. We do not often see a town’s teams joining forces for a single cause, but perhaps this can be a model for future philanthropic efforts.
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