Filipino food and culture showcased at Golden State Warriors’ first Filipino Heritage Night of 2024

ConGen Neil Ferrer and his wife, Miriam, at Chase Center in San Francisco at the first Filipino Heritate Night game for the Golden State Warriors for 2024.

SAN FRANCISCO – Dubnation and basketball fans in the San Francisco Bay Area were treated to a night of Filipino culture and food in the 18th Filipino Heritage Night of the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center, Thrive City in San Francisco on March 9, 2024.

This was the first Filipino Heritage Night for 2024 of the Golden State Warriors, the only team in the National Basketball Association (NBA) that organizes two Filipino Heritage Nights during the regular season.

Philippine Consul General in San Francisco Neil Ferrer and Madame Miriam Ferrer attended the Filipino Heritage Night, which pitted the home team against the visiting San Antonio Spurs.

“I commend the Golden State Warriors and the Filipino American Community in the Bay Area for organizing its second Filipino Heritage Night of the 2023-2024 NBA season. This is an occasion where Pinoys and Pinoys at heart come together not only to cheer for the home team, but also to show why Filipinos are the most passionate basketball fans in the world,” Consul General Ferrer said.

Consul General Neil Ferrer and Madame Miriam Ferrer (3rd and 4th from left) are shown in photo above with (from left) Filipino American Arts Exposition president and San Francisco Entertainment Commissioner Al Perez, former Golden State Warriors player Raymond Townsend and Golden State Warriors Public Affairs coordinator Miguel Guerrero.San Francisco PCG photos

Other special guests included Raymond Townsend, the first-ever Filipino American to play in the NBA, who was a member of the Golden State Warriors roster from 1978 to 1980.

The Filipino Heritage Night featured a pre-show performance by Fil-Am cultural group Likha Pilipino Folk Ensemble, and a rendition of the U.S. National Anthem by Fil-Am choir Bytes and Notes. Complimentary Filipino-designed t-shirts were given away to Filipino Heritage Night ticket holders.

The Filipino Heritage Night was organized by the Golden State Warriors Organization in partnership with San Francisco-based Filipino American Arts Exposition (FAAE).

According to the FAAE, confirmed Filipino Heritage Nights in the Bay Area for 2024 include the San Francisco Giants-Chicago White Sox game at Oracle Park on August 20, 2024, the Oakland Athletics-Milwaukee Brewers game at the Oakland Coliseum on August 24, 2024, and the San Jose Earthquakes-St. Louis City Soccer Club at PayPal Park on September 21, 2024.

(PCGSF Release)


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