FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JANUARY 22, 2019
Melissa Uribe | MELISSAU@SEIU2015.ORG
Cara Wright | CWRIGHT@ACCLIPPERS.COM
SEIU LOCAL 2015 & AGUA CALIENTE CLIPPERS PARTNERED TO HOST CAREGIVER NIGHT ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 19 AT GAME AGAINST THE STOCKTON KINGS
San Bernardino County — SEIU 2015, California’s long term care union representing 385,000 nursing home and home care workers, and the Agua Caliente Clippers partnered to host Caregiver Night on Saturday, January 19 when the Agua Caliente Clippers played the Stockton Kings at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario.
The event was the first time SEIU 2015 partnered with the Clippers Organization to bring attention to the important work that caregivers do.
Over 3,200 people attended Caregiver Night, including over 500 seniors, people with disabilities, and their caregivers.
There was also a jersey raffle the night of the game and all proceeds went to Sova Program Center in Ontario. Sova offers services such as utility and rental assistance to families and individuals in need.
“Californians are growing older and living longer and the support of home care workers, nursing home workers, and long term care programs is critical to ensure the well-being of our loved ones,” said Kim Evon, Executive Vice President of SEIU 2015. “This game was in honor of the vital role the over 26,000 caregivers in San Bernardino County play in our communities. It was honor to partner with the Agua Caliente Clippers to make this game happen.”
Photos courtesy of Agua Caliente Clippers
(SEIU Local 2015 members and guests pose for a group picture)
(SEIU 2015 Executive Vice President, Kim Evon, cheers on the Agua Caliente Clippers)