'This Is the Best Thing Ever!' Formerly Homeless Kids Treated to First Warriors Game – and Front Row Seats | NBC Bay Area

'This Is the Best Thing Ever!' Formerly Homeless Kids Treated to First Warriors Game – and Front Row Seats

The Warriors win over the Cavs on Christmas means a lot to Dub Nation, but for a group of 32 previously homeless kids from San Francisco who were sitting in the front row, the game meant a whole lot more. Pete Suratos reports. (Published Friday, Dec. 25, 2015)

The Golden State Warriors are the Bay Area gift that keeps on giving. It's why fans wearing their favorite holiday sweaters, and even celebrities like Drake, decided to spend their Christmas holiday watching the Dubs take on and defeat – LeBron and the Cavs.

The win means a lot to Dub Nation, but for a group of 32 previously homeless kids from San Francisco who were sitting in the front row, the game meant a whole lot more.

"This is the best thing ever!"

The kids are no longer homeless, thanks to Episcopal Community Services out of San Francisco, which provides housing to thousands of families every year. For these kids, Friday marked their first time watching a Warriors game in person.

The kids received some gifts from their favorite Warriors players prior to the game.
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"They knew it was coming, but didn't know what to expect because most of them haven't had this experience before," said Episcopal's Shelley Brown.

Not only did they get a chance to watch their favorite players, but they also received gifts from them before the game. All 32 agreed: "The coolest thing. It's not even funny. This is just awesome."

And for a group of kids that have already overcome the odds, they have a simple Christmas Day message for the Dubs: "Keep on doing what you doing. I want you guys to just keep winning."

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