SAN FRANCISCO – Warriors Gaming Squad (WGS), Kaiser Permanente, and The Athletes’ Corner are teaming up to launch the Swishes for Dishes food insecurity initiative for the 2022 NBA 2K League season, it was announced today. With the help of Feeding America, 10 meals will be donated to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano for each point WGS scores this season.
Swishes for Dishes was created by the Golden State Warriors, Kaiser Permanente and The Athletes’ Corner in December 2020 in response to the increase in food insecurity during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The program has since expanded to include the Santa Cruz Warriors, the NBA G League affiliate of the Warriors. Since the launch of Swishes for Dishes in December 2020, over 1.8 million meals have been donated to Bay Area food banks.
Earlier this month, Warriors Gaming Squad players volunteered their time at the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano by distributing grocery items to community members. For video of the team volunteering, CLICK HERE.
Warriors Gaming Squad tips off their season tomorrow, April 5, against Kings Guard Gaming as part of THE TIPOFF Tournament. The 2022 Warriors Gaming Squad roster includes point guard Charlie “CB13” Bostwick, forward Austin “KayAus” Caterino, center Veron “Hezi” Coates, guard Antoine “Antoine” Featherstone, and forward Sam “Gradient” Salyers. Throughout the season, Warriors Gaming Squad’s games will be simulcast live on the NBA 2K League’s Twitch and YouTube channels.
Founded in 2018, Warriors Gaming Squad is the NBA 2K League affiliate of the Golden State Warriors. WGS earned their first-ever NBA 2K League Finals berth in 2020 and in 2019 became the first team in league history to win multiple tournaments in the same season. For more information on Warriors Gaming Squad, visit @WarriorsGaming on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and NBA2KLeague.com.
About the NBA 2K League
The NBA 2K League launched in 2018 and features the best NBA 2K players in the world. Each of the league’s 24 teams features five players who compete as unique characters against the other teams in a mix of tournaments and playoff games. The NBA 2K League was co-founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. For more information about the NBA 2K League, visit NBA2KLeague.com.
About Kaiser Permanente
For 75 years, Kaiser Permanente has been committed to shaping the future of health and health care — and helping our members, patients, and communities experience more healthy years. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Since July 21, 1945, Kaiser Permanente’s mission has been to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 12.4 million members in 8 states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists, and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery, and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, and the support of community health.
About The Athletes’ Corner
The Athletes’ Corner is an Arizona-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works with professional athletes and teams to help families who are struggling mentally, spiritually, and physically – all through the vehicle of sports. One of their primary initiatives is called ‘The Athletes’ Corner vs. Hunger,’ where they link meal donations with the in-game performances of the athletes and teams they partner with. To make this possible, The Athletes’ Corner has an official corporate partnership with the largest hunger-relief organization in the country, Feeding America®. In addition to The Athletes’ Corner vs. Hunger, The Athletes’ Corner also created an Athlete Media Platform where athletes help provide daily content that is centered on faith and family. During the last 12 months, their platform has generated more than 150 million social media impressions and amassed 70,000 followers. Visit theathletescorner.org or @athletescornerofficial to learn more.