The Golden States Warriors’ ninth annual Jewish Heritage Night is scheduled to take place April 6 at Oracle Arena in Oakland. Ticker buyers will receive a hat featuring the team’s logo inside a Star of David.
The Warriors will face the Utah Jazz in the 6 p.m. game, a Sunday night contest that will be Golden State’s third-to-last home game of the season. The Warriors are poised to return to the playoffs for a second straight year, a feat they last achieved in the early ’90s.
In last year’s Jewish heritage game, the Warriors defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 105-89, bringing their record to 5-3 in those games.
A pre-game tailgate party will kick off in the arena parking lot at 2:30 p.m. The event will feature a kosher barbecue, Jewish music and a free raffle for Warriors memorabilia. A portion of ticket proceeds will go to Everybody is a Star, a Sonoma-based nonprofit that works with children with special needs.
Jewish heritage tickets are available on the upper concourse sideline and corners sections, known as Club 200, as well as in the lower level corners. They cost $48 to $105, with discounts available for groups of 10 or more. Fans must purchase these special tickets to get the free souvenir item.
For more information, visit www.warriors.com/jewishheritage or call Nick Smith of the Warriors’ group sales department at (510) 986-2247. — j. staff
ON THE DIAMOND: The San Francisco Giants’ 10th annual Jewish Heritage Night is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. Aug. 28 against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Monday night game at AT&T Park will be preceded by a party in Seals Plaza from 5 to 7 p.m. The Giants have a 4-5 record when hosting Jewish heritage games, including a 3-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers last year.
The Oakland A’s have scheduled their fourth annual Jewish Heritage Night for 7:05 p.m. Aug. 19 against the New York Mets. Because the game at O.co Coliseum is on a Tuesday, fans who drive will have access to Chevy Free Parking Tuesday. The A’s are 2-1 in home Jewish heritage games following a 5-0 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays last year. — j. staff