“Splash Brothers” Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson Promote Water Conservation with Public Service Announcement

CSN Bay Area, the Golden State Warriors and Save Our Water team up to raise awareness during California’s historic drought

SAN FRANCISCO--()--CSN Bay Area (@CSNAuthentic), the exclusive television home for Golden State Warriors games in Northern California, has partnered with the team and Save Our Water (@saveourwater), California’s official statewide conservation program, to produce a public service announcement featuring the “Splash Brothers” – reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry and All-Star guard Klay Thompson of the NBA Champion Warriors.

As California prepares for a fifth year of drought, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. recently issued an executive order that calls for additional actions to build on the state’s ongoing response to record dry conditions, including an extension of a mandatory statewide 25 percent water use reduction if drought conditions persist in January 2016. Even as California moves into what is likely to be a wet winter, Save Our Water is urging Californians move beyond short-term water saving solutions and make permanent changes to conserve.

“Splash Brothers” Stephen Curry & Klay Thompson PSA: http://www.csnbayarea.com/warriors/splash-brothers-psa-save-our-water

“We know California is in a serious drought and our hope with this PSA is to help raise awareness to encourage more Californians to conserve water,” said Thompson. “As a community we all need to do our part to help the cause.”

Regarded as one of the best shooting backcourt duos in the NBA, Curry and Thompson got the nickname “Splash Brothers” for their ability to shoot the basketball and “splash” the net from long-range, particularly from beyond the three-point line. During the 2014-15 championship season, Curry broke his own NBA record for the most three-pointers in one season with 286, Thompson finished second in the league with 239, and the “Splash Brothers” became the league’s most prolific three-point duo with a record 525 threes.

“We appreciate the support of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and the NBA champion Warriors and thank them for their efforts to raise awareness of the Golden State’s unprecedented drought and to encourage Californians to conserve water,” said Ted Griggs, President and General Manager of CSN Bay Area and CSN California.

“We are thrilled the Splash Brothers have joined the growing chorus of Californians spreading the word of the need to save water, even during a wet winter,” said Jennifer Persike, Deputy Executive Director of External Affairs and Member Services of the Association of California Water Agencies. “Save Our Water thanks the Golden State Warriors and Comcast SportsNet for their contribution in raising awareness that in this drought regular conservation isn’t enough – we must take extraordinary measures to save water.”

Save Our Water’s website is available in both English and Spanish and is filled with tips, tools, and inspiration to help every Californian find new and creative ways to conserve. From tips on how to keep trees healthy during the drought to an interactive section allowing users to visually explore how they can save water both inside and outside the home, Save Our Water can help everyone easily conserve at home and at work, every day. Save Our Water connects with Californians on its Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

About Save Our Water

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has directed the first-ever statewide mandatory water reductions in California, calling on all Californians to reduce their water use by 25 percent and prevent water waste. Save Our Water is a partnership between the Association of California Water Agencies and the California Department of Water Resources.

About CSN Bay Area

CSN Bay Area and CSN California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii. CSN Bay Area, the television home of MLB’s San Francisco Giants, NBA’s Golden State Warriors, and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and original programming. CSN California offers live coverage of MLB’s Oakland Athletics, NBA’s Sacramento Kings, NHL’s San Jose Sharks, MLS’s San Jose Earthquakes and is the official regional sports network of the Oakland Raiders. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live sporting events per year, over 1,500 live studio shows, including SportsNet Central, SportsTalk Live, Pregame Live, Postgame Live, Press Conference Live, as well as compelling digital content, up-to-the-minute scores, highlights and breaking news via www.CSNBayArea.com and www.CSNCalifornia.com. Follow both networks on Twitter via @CSNAuthentic.

Contacts

Association of California Water Agencies
Jennifer Persike, (916) 441‐4545 or (916) 296‐3981 (cell)
jenniferp@acwa.com
or
Comcast SportsNet
Jay dela Cruz, (415) 296-8900
@delaCruzCSN
jdelacruz@comcastsportnet.com

Release Summary

CSN Bay Area, the Golden State Warriors, and Save Our Water have partnered to produce a PSA featuring the “Splash Brothers” – reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry and All-Star guard Klay Thompson.

Contacts

Association of California Water Agencies
Jennifer Persike, (916) 441‐4545 or (916) 296‐3981 (cell)
jenniferp@acwa.com
or
Comcast SportsNet
Jay dela Cruz, (415) 296-8900
@delaCruzCSN
jdelacruz@comcastsportnet.com