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2011 LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS

COMMUNITY REPORT


TABLE OF CONTENTS Community Relations Mission Statement

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Letter from the President

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Summer Clinics

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Donald T. Sterling Charity Seats Program

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Feed the Community

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Teamwork at the Table

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Clippers Season of Giving

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Playerzone Ticket Donation Program

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Charity Seats Season Ticket Holders

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Read to Achieve Program

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Clippers Fit - NBA Fit

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Junior Clippers

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Los Angeles Clippers Chairmen

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Los Angeles Clippers Foundation

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Mission Statement

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Charity Golf Classic

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Charity BasketBowl Challenge

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Foundation Small Grants Program

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Donation Program

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Donation Guidelines

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Community Relations Community Relations Mission Statement Position the Los Angeles Clippers organization as a responsible corporate citizen in the Greater Los Angeles Area through community outreach programs that support the mission of the NBA and are committed to promoting positive educational, civic, environmental and humanitarian values. In addition, through community programming, create effective result-driven corporate, community and civic partnerships, which benefit children in Greater Los Angeles.

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letter from the president letter from the president Reaching beyond our sport to enhance the lives of children and families in our community is of paramount importance to our organization. Our community outreach initiatives are designed to create a positive and lasting impact in Southern California. We’re proud that our unique position ensures our ongoing role as an active and productive corporate citizen in Greater Los Angeles. This 2011 Community Report reviews our many community programs and outlines our growth. Each season we set out to increase the number of lives we can positively influence through children’s organizations focusing on educational development, health and fitness. This past season, the Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Clippers Foundation donated in excess of $1.3 million dollars in tickets, merchandise and grants to local groups which meet the criteria of our Mission.   The support of our fan base and our corporate partners is essential to our ability to accomplish success on and off the court. On behalf of our owner, Donald T. Sterling, our players and staff and the Los Angeles Clippers Foundation, we thank you for helping us help so many others.   Sincerely,   Andy Roeser President, Los Angeles Clippers

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Summer Summer clinics clinicS The Clippers Summer Clinic Program is a series of free basketball day clinics that take place during the summer months. Each clinic hosts 250 children ages 6 to 14 at different locations in greater Los Angeles. The completion of the 2011 clinic series will have generated more than 12,000 youth participants in the Clippers Summer Clinic Program since its inception in 2006. Children in attendance receive instruction in the fundamentals of basketball, lunch, clinic T-shirts, gift bags and books courtesy of the Clippers Read to Achieve Program.


Donald T. Sterling Program Donald T. Sterling Charity Seats Program Each season Clippers Owner Donald T. Sterling donates game tickets to host children’s charities and community groups. During the 2010-11 season 500 organizations received in excess of 50,000 tickets for local children and their families. Community leaders from groups in attendance were invited to meet with Mr. Sterling pregame and discuss their programs and community initiatives. Mr. Sterling has donated over 322,000 tickets to more than 2,500 community groups in the last eight seasons.

“I wish to thank you for the donation to the Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern California of 100 Clippers basketball tickets. For many of the families this will be the first NBA game they attend. I am sure it will be a remarkable experience for the children and their parents.” — Stephanie Avila, Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern California

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FEED THE COMMUNITY FEED THE COMMUNITY The Los Angeles Clippers Foundation partnered with Feed The Children for the third season to provide 3,200 South Los Angeles families food. The families that benefit from these special days are selected based on need from a variety of different community organizations including The Salvation Army and Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. We intend to make a difference in the lives of underprivileged children and families in Los Angeles where many go hungry. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the additional donations and care packages that we received from the Los Angeles Clippers through your Feed the Community event in December. We are grateful for you commitment to help St. Joseph Center meet rising demand for assistance. — Va Lecia Adams, Ph.D., Executive Director, St. Joseph Center

teamwork at the table teamwork at the table The Los Angeles Clippers Thanksgiving event has served more than 650 Thanksgiving meals to homeless individuals at the Bread and Roses Café and provided more than 8,900 families with food at St. Joseph Center. Additionally, since the 1998-99 season, the Los Angeles Clippers Foundation has clothed more than 9,000 individuals during the Teamwork at the Table Clothing Drive. During the month of November, the Clippers serve hot Thanksgiving meals complete with all of the trimmings to members of the Bread & Roses Café in Venice. Additionally, at St. Joseph Center, 350 families receive Thanksgiving food baskets with turkeys and all of the trimmings. Families from St. Joseph Center also receive clothing as part of a month long clothing drive as well as books courtesy of the Clippers Read to Achieve Program.

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clippers season of giving clippers season of giving ADOPT A FAMILY The Los Angeles Clippers Foundation celebrated the holiday season by providing families in need with holiday gifts, food and much more. The families were selected from the Salvation Army Siemon Family Youth & Community Center in South Los Angeles. Children and their parents joined Clippers players for lunch and participated in a reading time-out featuring holiday-themed books. Following the reading, players distributed gifts including toys, clothing and assistance with rent during the holiday season.

CLIPPERS TOY DRIVE During the Clippers Season of Giving, toy donations from Clippers fans and corporate partners were collected at home games during the month of December. New and gently used toys are then donated to the following area organizations: Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times, Reach Back LA, and the Salvation Army Siemon Family Youth & Community Center.

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Playerzone Ticket Donation playerzone Program

In conjunction with the Los Angeles Clippers Foundation, Clippers players host groups of children and make it possible for them to join in the fun and excitement of watching a Clippers game. Clippers players sponsor hundreds of children each season. All children receive goody bags, a chance to watch the pre-game warm up courtside and the opportunity to meet their player host up close and personal.


charity seats Charity Seats | Season Ticket HolderS TICKET DONATION PROGRAM Clippers season ticket holders give back to the community by donating their unused game tickets to children. The community relations department provides youth with the chance to attend a Clippers home game through donated tickets.

BIG BUDDY NIGHT The Los Angeles Clippers Foundation works with corporate sponsors providing Clippers home game tickets for local youth. Attendance at a professional sporting event for thousands of children who may not have the opportunity becomes an exciting reality as they enjoy the excitement of the NBA on this very special night.

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read to achieve read to achieve The Los Angeles Clippers Read to Achieve Program challenges children in elementary, middle and high school to take time out to read. Students track the number of books they read and the minutes they spend reading. In addition, elementary and middle school students participate in the Storybook Challenge by working as a team with their class creating a storybook. High school students track the number of books and minutes they spend reading to younger children. They also have the opportunity to participate in the Poetry Slam N’ Jam by taking time out to celebrate the written word through a creative poem or rap. All students participate in the program in a quest to become Los Angeles Clippers Student Reading All-Stars. School visits by Clippers players, Community Kids Awards tickets, game tickets, books, bookmarks, T-shirts and grants are also incentives provided by the program. The goal of Read to Achieve is to build a lifelong love of reading in young people and provide greater access to books and technology while encouraging families and adults to read regularly with young children.

Reading Partners Read To Achieve Reading Partners

The Clippers have established Reading & Learning Centers and a Reading Corner with local community partners. Our Reading & Learning Centers are Echo Park Boys & Girls Club, A Place Called Home, and the Salvation Army Siemon Family Youth and Community Center. Additionally, Children’s Institute Incorporated hosts as the site of a Reading Corner.

Clippers players and staff visit these sites to host reading time-outs with children from the local community. All children receive Read to Achieve T-shirts, books, Clippers items and autographs from their favorite Clippers players.

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READ TO ACHIEVE Read To Achieve Visits & Program Winners

The Read to Achieve Program involved 71 schools with more than 36,350 students from elementary, middle and high schools. Over 2,000 books were donated to schools and community groups courtesy of the Los Angeles Clippers Foundation. 74th Street Elementary School in Los Angeles and West Middle School in Downey were chosen to receive a reading time-out and Herbert Hoover High School in Glendale received tickets to a Clippers game due to the combined minutes read by all of the participating students at each school during the Clippers Read to Achieve Reading Minutes Challenge. Fifteen Reading All-Stars, students that read the most minutes, each received a plaque and were honored during the Clippers Community Kids Awards ceremony at STAPLES Center prior to a Clippers home game. In addition, San Gabriel Mission Elementary in San Gabriel and Robert F. Kennedy Elementary in Compton were honored and received a $2,000 grant for excelling in the Storybook Challenge.

“The Clippers Read to Achieve Program reminded my students that reading and writing is fun. It also taught them that hard work is rewarded. In our struggling economy, it’s nice to know the Clippers organization is still choosing to give back and tell children they care.” — Jackie Hurley, San Gabriel Mission Elementary School


read to achieve Read To Achieve Stay in School scholarship Scholarship Program

The Los Angeles Clippers Foundation offers an opportunity to assist college-bound students. Four $2,500 Stay in School Scholarships are offered to seniors planning to attend a four-year college. Scholarships are made available to students residing in the Greater Los Angeles Area.

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Clippers - NBA Fit Clippers FIT - NBA FIT Fit The Los Angeles Clippers FIT Program is part of NBA FIT, the NBA’s comprehensive health and wellness platform promoting healthy, active lifestyles for children and adults. The initiative encourages physical activity and healthy living through products, events and programs for children and families.

The Clippers FIT Program had more than 16,650 students participate from 22 elementary and middle schools. Members of the Los Angeles Clippers visited local schools recognizing the school’s outstanding physical activity accomplishments. Blessed Sacrament School in Hollywood excelled above other entries with the combined physical activity minutes by their participating students during the Clippers FIT Minutes Challenge.

The Clippers recognized the top 10 students who achieved the most activity minutes as Clippers FIT Squad Members. Each student received a plaque and was honored during the Clippers Community Kids Awards ceremony at STAPLES Center prior to a Clippers home game.

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junior clippers junior clippers The Clippers and the Los Angeles City Department of Recreation and Parks collaborated for the last 11 seasons to promote the fundamentals of basketball, sportsmanship and athletics as an alternative to negative influences. In 2001, the program began with 750 participants from three centers: Normandie, Shatto and Queen Anne. Now in its 10th year, the program has grown including more than 2,000 participants from 12 centers. Recreation centers include Alpine, Expo Center, Hubert Humphrey, Imperial, Jordan Downs, LACES, Nickerson, Normandie, Rancho Cienega Sports Complex, Robertson, Rosecrans, and Shatto. The Junior Clippers program serves inner-city children, ages 5 thru 15. The season runs from early January through the end of March, culminating with a championship tournament in early April. The Junior Clippers program also includes two clinics. One of the clinics held at an inner-city recreation center and one held at STAPLES Center prior to a Clippers home game. The Clinic Series includes basketball fundamentals, health & nutrition, and sportsmanship.

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Chairmen Los Angeles Clippers Chairmen Wheelchair basketball began as rehabilitation for soldiers returning from World War II and was formalized as a competitive sport in 1948, just one season after the NBA. The Los Angeles Clippers Chairmen wheelchair basketball team enters its 9th season as part of the Clippers family. The Clippers team up with the National Wheelchair Basketball Association to sponsor the Clippers Chairmen. Formerly the Pasadena Big Wheels, this second division NWBA team finished the 2010-11 season ranked 19th in the nation. The Clippers Wheelchair players are not only chairmen of the court, they also participate with the Clippers community outreach to children directing youth to a positive life path.


Clippers Foundation Los Angeles Clippers Foundation The Los Angeles Clippers Foundation is a nonprofit entity established to increase the Clippers’ support for the surrounding communities. The Los Angeles Clippers Foundation has raised more than $6 million dollars and donated over $4.3 million in grants and in-kind donations to children’s organizations and charities in Southern California, since its inception in 1994.

Mission Mission statement statement The Los Angeles Clippers Foundation exists to foster and support community outreach programs and activities with positive educational, civic, environmental and humanitarian values that benefit and enhance the quality of life primarily for children in Greater Los Angeles. To meet these commitments, the Los Angeles Clippers Foundation will seek, accept and donate funds and in-kind items to support community outreach programs and initiatives of local children’s charities and organizations.

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Charity Golf Classic Charity Golf Classic The Los Angeles Clippers Foundation hosted the 2010 Charity Golf Classic at Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes. This exciting day of golf provided season ticket holders, sponsors and the general public an opportunity for exclusive interaction with their favorite Clippers players while raising funds benefiting the Los Angeles Clippers Foundation and local children’s charities.

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BasketBowl Challenge Charity BasketBowl Challenge The Los Angeles Clippers Foundation annual Charity BasketBowl Challenge event hosts an exciting interactive day of bowling where the entire Clippers team bowls with corporate partners and Clippers fans of all ages to benefit local charities.

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small grants program small grants program Each season the Los Angeles Clippers Foundation gives back to the community in the form of small grants. Nonprofit organizations requesting grants must have programs that benefit children in Southern California. Programs must also benefit more than 50 children. The Los Angeles Clippers Foundation granted more than $180,000 to local organizations during the last six seasons. “Your donation of $2,500 allows us to continue to inspire underserved children with a love of reading, thereby enriching their lives and opportunities for future success.” — Lisa Flores, Program Director, Reading to Kids

donation donation program program The Los Angeles Clippers Foundation promotes positive educational, civic, environmental and humanitarian values through community outreach programs. Our donations primarily focus on nonprofit organizations benefiting children located in Southern California. Each season’s donations include tickets, merchandise and autographed memorabilia. The Los Angeles Clippers Foundation will continue teaming up with sponsors, community organizations and media outlets providing quality community programs, scholarships and other opportunities for the youth in and about the Greater Los Angeles Area.

“Your support of our event enables our organization to continue our vital assistance to improve the quality of life of those impoverished and disabled by HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles County.” — Terry Goddard, The Serra Project

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DONATION GUIDELINES DONATION GUIDELINES

The Community Relations Department handles all donation requests. Only written requests on an organization’s letterhead submitted to the attention of the Community Relations Department at least 45 days in advance of the scheduled event receive acceptance. Requests must include a copy of the organization’s 501(c)(3) nonprofit documentation.

Each request receives individual attention with priority for events, organizations and charities benefiting children in Southern California. Priority also applies for events that take place during the NBA season. Out-of-state requests receive a decline unless special circumstances warrant further consideration.

Autographed items are donated to major fund-raisers/auctions in the Los Angeles area, while smaller items are donated for raffle prizes, incentive prizes, block parties, school carnivals, etc. Schools or community groups involved in Clippers community outreach programs receive additional consideration.

A limit of one request per season exists for all organizations and charities. Consideration for future Clippers donations rely on the timely completion of the Clippers Item Donation Form. Completed forms due two weeks after the date of the event.

Send donation requests attention: Los Angeles Clippers - Community Relations 6951 S. Centinela Ave. Playa Vista, CA 90094 Or fax to: (310) 862-6039 Or email to: communityrelations@clippers.com

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los angeles clippers los angeles clippers Owner President

Donald T. Sterling Andy Roeser

Senior Vice President of Marketing & Sales

Carl Lahr

Chief Financial Officer

Ed Lamb

Vice President of Marketing & Broadcasting Vice President of Communications Director of Community Relations & Player Programs

Christian Howard Joe Safety Denise Booth

Assistant Director of Media Services

Ta’Nisha Cooper

Community Relations & Player Programs Coordinator

Tracy Schneider

la clippers foundation los angeles clippers foundation President

Andy Roeser

Executive Board

Carl Lahr

Executive Board

Ed Lamb

Executive Board

Christian Howard

Executive Board

Joe Safety

Executive Director

Denise Booth

Los Angeles Clippers Foundation Financial Statements are available by written request. For more information contact (310) 862-6000.


310.862.6000 6951 South Centinela Avenue Playa Vista, CA 90094 clippers.com

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