Warriors Hoops for Kids Donates $500,000 to Bay Area Underserved Youth

The Warriors Community Foundation announced April 12 that the Hoops for Kids program has raised and will donate $500,000 to Bay Area organizations supporting at-risk youth for the 2016-17 season.

The Hoops for Kids program generates $500 in donations for every Warriors three-point basket, so the team's on-court success directly contributes to success in our communities. The Warriors finished the season with the second-most made three-pointers in franchise history, and fourth-most in NBA history, raising critical funds for local youth development.

Tad Taube developed the concept of the program as a way of engaging local professional sports teams to improve opportunities and outcomes for youth. After securing approval from Warriors owner Joe Lacob, Hoops for Kids launched in 2013. Taube Philanthropies, in partnership with the Koret Foundation and PG&E, continues to support the initiative every season.

You can read more about this year's program and the eight beneficiary organizations on the Warriors website.