From left to right, (back row): Warriors players Festus Ezeli, Kent Bazemore, Stephen Curry, Carl Landry, Brandon Rush, and Harrison Barnes with the 2012-13 Boys & Girls Club First Team members. Front row: Tony Williams, Azeb Berhane, Minh Nguyen, Elvis Spijodic, and Frederica Webster.
Golden State Warriors’ small forward Harrison Barnes recently honored five Bay Area youth for their academic excellence and active community service, announcing them as members of his 2012-13 Boys & Girls Club First Team.
This coincides with Barnes being named to the 2012-13 NBA All-Rookie First Team earlier this year.
The 2012-13 Boys & Girls Club First Team includes Azeb Berhane of the Boys & Girls Club of Oakland, Minh Nguyen of the Boys & Girls Club of San Leandro, Elvis Spijodic of the Alameda Boys & Girls Club, Frederica Webster of the West Contra Costa Salesian Boys & Girls Club, and Tony Williams of the Boys & Girls Club of El Sobrante.
Each team member received an autographed Barnes jersey and was recognized at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority’s Warriors Rally on Wednesday, May 22 at the Oracle Arena.
The rally celebrated the success of the Golden State Warriors 2012-2013 season. Barnes will also take the five winners to lunch during the summer to reward them for their achievements.
Barnes, an alumnus of the Boys & Girls Club in Ames, Iowa his hometown, also launched the Harrison Barnes Tickets for Education Program earlier this year where he hosted 15 Boys & Girls Club members from around the Bay Area at each game during the 2012-13 season.
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