The Golden State Warriors just broke the NBA record for the most three-pointers in a single season. What you might not know, is how important those baskets are for young people like me. In middle school my basketball team got tickets to a Warriors game. In the final minutes, the announcer yelled that if the Warriors won, everyone in the arena would get a free Jamba Juice gift card. Unfortunately, they lost.These days, the Warriors are known for winning. What most people don’t know is the community benefits too. Hoops for Kids is a program of the Warriors Community Foundation. For every three pointer they make, $500 is divided among eight youth organizations in and around Oakland-- places like the East Bay College Fund, the San Francisco Boys and Girls Club, and Youth Radio.This season the Warriors scored 1,077 threes. That means they’ve raised over half a million dollars! I’m one of many teens to directly benefit from their winning season.It’s awesome to have a win for the Warriors while supporting local youth. It makes me an even bigger fan.
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