As part of the Cavaliers ongoing commitment to community outreach, many local underprivileged families were treated to their own special watch party for Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday, June 4th. The Cavs hosted a private watch party at The Greater Cleveland Food Bank for 200 people from across Northeast Ohio.
The majority of the 200 guests are regularly served by and benefit from The Food Bank and their partner agencies. Also, volunteers from The Food Bank and their families were also on hand for the festivities.
The Wine & Gold took over The Food Bank’s facility for Game 2, bringing in giant television screens, furniture, decorations and more. The families enjoyed a photo booth, sign making stations and tattoo stations. The Cavs provided dinner, snacks and “Defend The Land” t-shirts and hats to everyone in attendance. Members of the Cavs entertainment teams were on hand to get the party started before the families settled in to watch the Cavs take on the Warriors in Oakland.
Also at Sunday’s watch party, the Cavs presented The Food Bank with their 2017 grant from the Cavaliers Youth Fund. Representatives from The Food Bank were presented with a $25,000 check for their Children’s Nutrition Initiatives.
About the Greater Cleveland Food Bank: Throughout Northeast Ohio, one in six people is food insecure – meaning they may not know where their next meal will come from. The Greater Cleveland Food Bank seeks to bridge the meal gap, connecting individuals with the nutritious meals they need to succeed. GCFB is the largest hunger relief organization in Northeast Ohio, having provided 50 million meals in 2016 to hungry people in Cuyahoga, Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Ashland and Richland counties. More info: http://www.greaterclevelandfoodbank.org/.