Russell Westbrook was on hand Thursday to cut the ribbon on the newly renovated Crenshaw Family YMCA. Kids got a chance to test out the new basketball court and sports facility at the Crenshaw Family YMCA, 3820 Santa Rosalia Dr. The new indoor court, with its colorful basketball murals, was designed with the help of YMCA’s kid members.
Tom West: Joel Embiid is hosting an outdoor watch party for PHI-ATL Game 4 today at Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission for 100 members of the shelter. There’ll also be food trucks, games & entertainment on-site courtesy of Embiid. One of many things Embiid’s done for the community this year.
The Currys, who joined volunteers in helping put final touches on the playground, were accompanied by their daughters, Riley and Ryan. Son Canon, not quite 3, is a little too adventurous and energetic for the outing. “He’d be in that concrete, licking the concrete,” Ayesha said, pointing to where a play structure post was being cemented into place. But Riley and Ryan — almost 9 and 6, respectively — happily helped paint a mural and raced their parents across the play structures. “To start immersing them in this and understanding the sense of community and the importance of paying it forward, is really important for us as parents,” Ayesha said.
Students at an Oakland elementary school will be playing on a new playground when they return to school thanks to NBA star Steph Curry and his wife, Ayesha. The Curry family along with their foundation, Eat. Learn. Play., the Oakland Unified School District, The CarMax Foundation and KABOOM! teamed up to remodel Franklin Elementary School’s outdoor school yard on Saturday. The initiative was originally announced last year.
On Saturday, volunteers, along with the Curry’s daughters, Ryan and Riley, helped plant flowers in the school’s new garden and paint murals that were designed by San Francisco artist DJ Agana. The unveiling of the new space was commemorated with a ribbon cutting.
Jordan Clarkson saw the hateful racial slur spray-painted all over a well-known Filipino food truck in Utah on social media and was overcome with raw emotion. “F— C—-s” and an offensive image of a face with slanted eyes was sprayed on the side of the World Famous Yum Yum Food Truck last weekend, and it didn’t take long for the images to reach Clarkson’s phone.