Posted on April 24, 2013
Hunger Fighter, Taylor Griffin, signs the wall at Grind Out Hunger Headquarters. “Hunger Warrior 4 Life”.
Last November Grind Out Hunger hosted the NBA D-League Cares Day with the Santa Cruz Warriors at Grind Out Hunger Headquarters. Little did we know that our very own Warriors team would be preparing to face off in the D-League Finals, looking to take the Championship. It has been a wonderful inaugural season for the Warriors Players and they can’t help but reminisce about the first times they set foot in Santa Cruz County as a basketball team.
SantaCruz.com released an article yesterday highlighting some of those thoughts, including Taylor Griffin’s memories of setting foot into Grind Out Hunger Headquarters:
“Take Taylor Griffin, starting power forward for the Santa Cruz Warriors. He remembers the first time he set foot in Grind Out Hunger Headquarters on 41st Avenue. It was November, and the town’s new basketball team had just picked nonprofit Grind Out Hunger as a partner for its charity of choice.
‘I was shocked to find out almost 20,000 kids in the Santa Cruz area are going hungry—whether that’s malnutrition or not getting three square meals a day,” says Griffin, older brother of Clippers superstar Blake. “While we’re here, it’s important to integrate ourselves into the community and help in any way we can.’ “
READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE: Warriors an Instant Hit in Santa Cruz
Taylor Griffin is an official hunger Fighter Athlete, as well as the entire Santa Cruz Warriors Team. Together, this season, they have raised over $20,000 to help fund Grind Out Hunger as well as empower the youth, educate them, and of course, fight childhood hunger. We are all looking forward to seeing what that final donation number is, as it is something to be proud of as a team and a community.
Thank you to The Santa Cruz Warriors Team, The Santa Cruz Warriors Staff, Yogurtland for Sponsoring the “Grind Out Hunger Ball Toss” every game, and to all of the fans and supporters of both the team and the cause.
You all are #HUNGERWARRIORS
SEE YOU AT THE FINALS!
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Hunger Fighers Taylor Griffin and Zane Keith playing “Skate Hoops”.
T-Griff with the alley-oop to Zane with the basket…