Our SRA Students enjoyed the ultimate game night experience watching the Warriors at the Chase Center thanks to Stephen and Ayesha Curry’s Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation, the Warriors Community Foundation, and Rakuten. During the game, SRA Scholar, Jocelyn Gama, was recognized as the game’s impact honoree as an outstanding student and leader in the community. Jocelyn, is a Sophomore at UC Berkeley studying Political Science.
“It is a great honor to represent Students Rising Above and East Oakland to the world. At Ohigh I played basketball and basketball taught me that you are not just a leader on the court but you also have to be a leader off the court which is why I dedicate my time to being a student, an activist, and a good sister to my community and globally. Using the tools that Students Rising Above supports me with I can prove a girl like me, a LatinX girl from East Oakland California can be hyphy and educated representing my community and making a change by advocating for all people. I am proud to be using my story and my education to create change and to be the voice for people who can’t speak for themselves.” SRA Scholar, Jocelyn Gama
While the students were stunned by the amenities of the VIP suite, their gifted Warriors jerseys, and experiencing the courtside shootaround, nothing could beat their speechlessness when Steph Curry walked in to greet them personally at the end of the night. Per our photo below, SRA junior, Fanae Clark, was just one person overcome with emotion. It was a night to remember. Steph Curry continues to support Students Rising Above, highlighting the entire event across his social media! Check out the video of Steph Curry surprising our SRA Students on his Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Thank you to all our incredible partners at Eat.Learn.Play, Rakuten, and the Warriors Community Foundation for making this magical night happen! Check out more on this event covered in the news: mercurynews.com. Feeling inspired to join us in our mission? Learn more at www.studentsrisingabove.org. Join us to celebrate a night of shining stars at our 17th Annual Gala! Purchase tickets