A golden night with the Warriors for Crossroads and Tyler House

Forward James Michael McAdoo treats some of our youth to an unforgettable NBA experience

By Janet Martin, Crossroads/ Tyler House

The foster youth in Crossroads and Tyler House attended a Golden State Warriors Game in Oakland on Dec 17th, sponsored by professional NBA basketball player and Warriors’ power forward James Michael McAdoo. Several Santa Cruz foster youth were selected, and we all met at Emeline to caravan up to Oracle Arena. We were treated to a tailgate meal, a tour of the inside arena where we saw all the preparations of line ups — from the back stages, to press to locker rooms.

All the youth and staff sat court side as we watched the Warriors warm up against the Portland Trail Blazers. We all were only yards away from the greatest basketball players of all times, such as Curry, Durant, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green.

All of our youth, and some adults, took pictures with the cheerleaders who came out to meet and greet. We also met James Michael McAdoo! He signed T-shirt, tickets, pictures and arms. We were also able to take lots of one on one pictures with each of the kids and McAdoo.

On top of all that excitement the kids were treated to a goodie bag filled with headphones, signed picture of Michael McAdoo, a Warriors team photo, a Warriors Cup, pencils and erasers, and a $100.00 foot locker gift card!

As we watched the game we sat in the Community Cheering Section and were treated to a bag of snacks, hot dog, drink, candy, popcorn etc. Group photos were taken through out the night by professional photographers, to be reviewed by manager Trevor Davis and distributed accordingly.

This was an amazing event! A truly once in a life time experience for most! All the kids and adults were so excited and in awe of the excitement we experienced. A huge thanks goes out to Trevor Davis and Betsy Aceves, of Santa Cruz County, for inviting Crossroads and Tyler House to this wonderful event and opportunity!

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