OAKLAND, Calif. – Tonight the Golden State Warriors and Cache Creek Casino Resort are hosting Asian Heritage Night against the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena (7:30 p.m.), with a portion of event night ticket sales benefiting the AsianWeek Foundation in their efforts to increase awareness for Hepatitis B, the team announced today. Fans that purchase AsianHeritage Night tickets for the February 12th game will also receive a commemorative Heritage t-shirt and be treated to a postgame Q&A with Rockets Guard Jeremy Lin.
In-game elements for Asian Heritage Night will also feature cultural entertainment by local performance groups and artists of Asian descent as well as scoreboard recognition for groups of 15 or more during halftime. For full event details, please visit www.warriors.com/asianheritage
The AsianWeek Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a focus area on containing hepatitis B, one of the most common untreated diseases in the world that currently affects 1 in 10 members of the Asian/Pacific Islander community. The foundation’s Hep-B-Free campaign utilizes strategic communications, planning and community organizing among active partners and community members in a coordinated effort to implement Hepatitis B prevention measures. To learn more about the AsianWeek Foundation’s other Bay Area Hep-B-Free events such as the annual “B a Hero” gala and the Asian Heritage Street Foundation, please visit http://sfhepbfree.org/.
Asian Heritage Night is a part of the NBA Chinese New Year Celebration 2013. As part of the NBA Chinese New Year Celebration 2013 where the league is honoring its Chinese fans by hosting the league’s largest international tribute ever from Feb. 7-14, Warriors players will wear specially designed adidas shooting shirts on Friday, February 8 against the Memphis Grizzlies and Tuesday, February 12 against the Houston Rockets. Designed and developed by adidas, the shooting shirt features “Year of the Snake” graphics for Chinese New Year that integrate the NBA logo, Chinese characters and basketball elements. The design ties to the Chinese culture’s depiction of snakes and traditional red color scheme.
On Feb. 12 when the Golden State Warriors host the Houston Rockets, NBA Entertainment will produce a live feed dedicated to capturing the in-arena celebrations, events and activities which will air live in China on CCTV.
For more information on the Golden State Warriors 2012-13 season, presented by Kaiser Permanente, visit warriors.com.