Welcome to another edition of #Snapshot, where we bring you a glimpse of what’s going on in the Summer Search orbit.
Here's Ursulina Ramirez, Summer Search CEO, standing at center court at a Warriors game!
Rakuten “Dunks for Donations”
The Warriors Community Foundation has supported Summer Search since 2014 by providing a grant, access to their facilities, and swag that we use in recruiting and appreciation gifts for our school and community partners.
This season, Rakuten (a Warriors sponsor) committed to donating $2,000 per slam dunk made by the team to the Warriors Community Foundation. As grantees, the Foundation invited Summer Search and Girls Inc to attend a game at the Chase Center and have representatives accept the check on behalf of all the grantees during an on-court presentation.
The Foundation also provided Summer Search with tickets for our staff (mostly mentors) to attend the game and the shoot-around warmup. Rakuten also invited Ursulina to sit court-side and visit their box!
Pictured: Summer Search Bay Area staff members Gee Salas, Kenyon DeVault, SiMone Andrade, Brian Mertens, Reyna Moreno, Nancy Polio, and Ursulina Ramirez.
Ursulina shared her gratitude on LinkedIn:
"I can't stop thinking about what an amazing experience this was! Thank you Golden State Warriors Community Foundation and Rakuten for your commitment to supporting young people who are part of Summer Search. We are so excited about this partnership and the impact it will have on Summer Searchers!"
As the NBA Playoffs tip-off this weekend, it's safe to say that the Warriors will have lots of Summer Search folx rooting for them!