Golden State Warriors to Partner with U.S. Fund for UNICEF to Help Japan

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OAKLAND, Calif—The Golden State Warriors are partnering with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to help in the relief efforts in Japan following the massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck the country on March 11, the team announced Wednesday.

As part of this combined effort, the Warriors will donate $5 to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF for every remaining ticket sold to their two home games later this week at Oracle Arena, Friday, March 25, against the Toronto Raptors (7:30 p.m.) and Sunday, March 27, against the Washington Wizards (6 p.m.). Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-888-GSW-HOOP or online at www.warriors.com.

In addition to the Warriors’ commitment to aid UNICEF in their Japan relief efforts, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF will have representatives stationed at select Oracle Arena entrances and throughout the building on both the Concourse Level (behind Section 124) and Club 200 (behind Sections 208 and 225) on Friday and Sunday to collect monetary donations from fans who wish to contribute directly to the cause.

The Warriors will also host a silent auction at both games this weekend with a portion of the proceeds benefiting UNICEF to further aid in Japan relief efforts. The auction will be held on the Concourse Level (behind Section 121) and will commence when the doors open 90 minutes prior to tip-off and conclude at the end of halftime on Friday and Sunday. There will be no online bidding for this particular auction.

For more information on other Japan relief effort opportunities, go to www.UNICEFUSA.org.