IN THE COMMUNITY
to ingrain the importance of sportsmanship, with a focus on teamwork,
fair play and integrity.
The Jr. Clippers program started in 2000 with 750 participants from
three recreation centers from the Los Angeles City Recreation and Park.
Since inception, the program has had more than 100,000 participants from
90 partner organizations. Participants are located throughout Los Angeles,
Ventura County, Orange County, Inland Empire and San Diego County.
MENTORSHIP ASSIST ZONE
The LA Clippers partner with local youth organizations and schools to lend
an assist with community based mentorship initiatives. The Mentorship
Assist Zone program supports local organizations and middle and high
schools with mentorship recruitment, student incentives, speakers,
cultural experiences and group outings. While the program supports
all youth mentorship it has a special emphasis on organizations serving
youth in underserved communities.
LA CLIPPERS CHAIRMEN
Wheelchair basketball began as rehabilitation for soldiers returning from
World War II and was formalized as a competitive sport in 1948, just one
season after the NBA. The LA Clippers Chairmen wheelchair basketball
team enters its 19th season. The Clippers team up with the National
Wheelchair Basketball Association to sponsor the Clippers Chairmen. The
Clippers Wheelchair players are not only chairmen of the court, they also
participate with the Clippers community outreach to children directing
youth to a positive life path.
PLAYERZONE TICKET DONATION PROGRAM
In conjunction with the LA Clippers Foundation, Clippers players host
groups of children and make it possible for them to join in the fun and
excitement of watching a Clippers game. Clippers players sponsor
hundreds of children each season. All children receive goody bags and a
chance to watch pre-game warm-up courtside.
TEAMWORK AT THE TABLE
The Clippers team up every November with corporate partners, players
and staff at the St. Joseph Center to distribute clothing, food baskets and
turkeys to families. Since 1988, this annual event has served thousands of
homeless individuals and provided thousands of families with food and
clothing during the holiday season.
CHARITY SEATS - SEASON TICKET HOLDER
TICKET DONATION PROGRAM
Clippers season ticket holders have the opportunity to give back to
the community by donating their unused game tickets to children. The
community relations department utilizes donated tickets to provide
underserved youth with the chance to attend a Clippers home game.
THE LA CLIPPERS FOUNDATION
Inspire children through the game of basketball and utilize our unique
position to provide resources and opportunities that make a positive
difference toward leveling the playing field for youth in Southern
California. Progressively impact lives, remain accountable and excel in
being charitable while motivating our corporate partners and fans to
meet our passion and exceed our investment.
The LA Clippers Foundation is a nonprofit entity established in the
summer of 1994 to increase the Clippers’ support to the surrounding
communities. The Clippers Foundation is committed to promoting
positive educational, civic, environmental and humanitarian values
through community outreach programs. Donations are primarily focused
toward non-profit organizations benefiting children located in Southern
California. In addition to monetary donations, tickets, merchandise and
autographed memorabilia are also given. The foundation will continue
to team up with sponsors, community organizations and media outlets
in providing quality community programs, scholarships and other
opportunities for the youth in and about the greater Los Angeles area.
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