Posted December 25, 2016 by Editorial Staff in Art+Culture

[PHOTOS] NBA All-Star Baron Davis brings Black Santa to Oakland at Marshawn Lynch’s Beast Mode, Lungomare at Jack London Square

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Black Santa Visits Oakland
Event: Black Santa Visits Oakland
Date: Thursday, December 22, 2016
Pictured: Top left: NBA All-Star and Black Santa founder Baron Davis, Black Santa, NFL All-Pro and Beast Mode owner Marshawn Lynch outside Beast Mode; Top right: Toy Drive with Oakland Councilmember and President Lynette McElhaney, Volunteers, Councilmember Larry Reid inside Beast Mode; Middle right: Black Santa at Jack London Square; Bottom left: Black Santa inside Beast Mode; Bottom middle: Lungomare owner Chris Pastena and wife Jana outside Lungomare; Bottom right: Baron Davis and Black Santa at Jack London Square
Location: Beast Mode in Downtown Oakland / Lungomare at Jack London Square
Photos by: James Adams Photography / Dynamic Digital

• Black Santa* visited Oakland, where celebrities and elected officials joined together with the community for Free photos with Santa, a Toy Drive, Christmas Tree Giveaways (courtesy of Home Depot Emeryville), and a fundraiser with Black Santa merchandise
• Over 400 in attendance
• Celebrities present: NBA All-Star Baron Davis, NFL All-Pro Marshawn Lynch
• Elected Officials present: Oakland City Councilmember and President Lynette McElhaney, Oakland City Councilmember Larry Reid, Oakland Unified School District Board Member Jumoke Hodge
• Community Organizations benefited: The East Oakland Collective, EOYDC, Fam 1st Family Foundation, Serenity House
Special Thanks: Beast Mode (venue), The East Oakland Collective (volunteer coordination), Lungomare (venue), Jack London Square/Port of Oakland (venue coordination)
Small Business support: 360 Total Concept, Dynamic Digital, Glass House Communications, James Adams Photography, Porsha Jackson PR,, VMA Security
Corporate support: CMI Group, Cornerstone Financial Partners, Home Depot, iHeart80s @ 103.7 / Pride Radio, Jack London Square, KBLX (Entercomm Radio), Port of Oakland, Starbucks, SUDA LLC, Uber

* The Black Santa Company, founded by Baron Davis, is a new media company that creates new characters, contemporary and engaging content, and high quality products celebrating diversity, fun, and positivity. Their mission is to inspire the world by building diverse characters and telling stories that reflect the change in culture.

• 12/23 | [Influencers] Baron Davis on Building His Black Santa Brand and Life After the NBA – Ebony
• 12/22 | Baron Davis Is Leveraging Data to Build His Character Franchise – Black Enterprise
• 12/22 | Marshawn Lynch, Baron Davis join ‘Black Santa’ at Oakland holiday events – East Bay Times
• 12/22 | Baron Davis, Marshawn Lynch join Black Santa in Oakland – ABC 7
• 12/22 | Marshawn Lynch, Baron Davis, Too Short Host Black Santa in Oakland – NBC Bay Area
• 12/16 | NBA All-Star Baron Davis and the Black Santa Movement – Black Enterprise

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