Warriors, A's, Raiders present check to Oakland fire relief

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Friday, January 13, 2017

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Golden State Warriors,Oakland Athletics and Oakland Raidershave presented a $750,000 check to aid victims and relief efforts from the deadly warehouse fire last month in Oakland.

For the presentation after the first quarter of Thursday night's Pistons-Warriors game, Golden State president and COO Rick Welts was joined by A's manager Bob Melvin, Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and Trevor Riggen, regional CEO of the American Red Cross.

The City of Oakland and Red Cross accepted the funds, all of which will go directly to aid and relief efforts.

On Dec. 2, 36 people died in the "Ghost Ship" warehouse fire. Warriors players and coaches quickly pledged $75,000, while the three pro franchises in the East Bay teamed up to commit matching donations up to $50,000 -- and more than 3,600 individuals had contributed to the fund as of Thursday, according to the Warriors.