Klay Thompson Launches Family Foundation With Opus Bank

Klay Thompson Launches Family Foundation With Opus Bank

LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 17: Opus Bank and The Thompson Family Behind-the-Scenes at the “Solid Foundation” Video Shoot December 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Pictured from left to right: Klay Thompson, Julie Thompson, Mychal Thompson, Mychel Thompson, Trayce Thompson, and Opus Bank CMO Amondo Redmond. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Opus Bank)

Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors All-Pro guard, two-time NBA Championship and Washington State University legend launched a new non-profit together with his family, The Thompson Family Foundation. Together with Opus Bank, they will assist inner city folks around Los Angeles, Oakland and Nassau Bahamas.  I’ve been a big fan of the Thompson family since his father Mychal Thompson played for the L.A. Lakers and Klay played at WSU. Julie, his mother and brothers Trayce and Mychel Jr. make up the foundation’s starting five. To help send the right philanthropic message sponsor Opus Bank created the video, “Solid Foundation.”

Solid Foundation

Opus Bank are the official bank of the Thompson Family and Klay as well as the NCAA’s Pac-12 Conference.  They also design marketing initiatives and sign strategic partnerships for current NBA players. As the program rolls out in Q1 their aim is to help introduce the bank’s philanthropic division to the world and media.

“Philanthropy is extremely important to our family, ” said NBA All-Star, Klay Thompson. “Our parents taught us at a young age the importance to always give back to those who are less fortunate and we are excited to be able to come together as a family to give back in various ways in the communities that we live in.”

Opus Bank is partnering with one of the most athletic families in sports to help them get their non-profit foundation off the ground.

For that, Opus gathered the family together in Los Angeles in January to film a content piece aimed at highlighting the importance of having a solid financial institution to help get their foundation off the ground and assist them with their philanthropic vision and needs. You can see the final video and photos from the shoot below:

The misery caused in October during the 2017 California wildfires affected many near to the Thompson’s. Nearly $10 billion in insured property was lost in the Northern California wild fires. Klay and the Foundation are now positioned to help those in need not only around the state of California but on an international level.

The elder Thompson hails from the Caribbean, a region of the world in constant danger of super storm hurricanes like Hurricane Irma. “I always said that I would never forget where I came from and promised to find a way to always give back to my hometown of Nassau in the Bahamas,” said two-time NBA Champion, Mychal Thompson.

Opus Bank are the official bank of the NCAA’s Pac-12 Conference and have some incredible marketing initiatives and strategic partnerships with current NBA players rolling out throughout Q1, which we are helping them introduce to the world and media.

Mychal Thompson added, “Our family has been blessed with great professional careers and now, with the help of our amazing partner Opus Bank, we will have a strong and experienced partner to help overcome all of the hurdles that come with starting a non-profit organization as they have a great team that specializes in that field.”

LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 17: Opus Bank and The Thompson Family Behind-the-Scenes at the “Solid Foundation” Video Shoot December 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Pictured: Klay Thompson (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Opus Bank)

Sports Techie, it is amazing to see the power of social media, athletes, business and causes in action together to help those in need during a crisis and daily struggles. Philanthropic works by athletes cannot be measured by dollars alone.

When Klay and his dad walk into a hospital, church or fundraiser, the smiles they help generate are genuine and long-lasting.  The entire Thompson family have hours and hours of volunteer work under their belts.

The Thompson Foundation formalizes their commitment to the public good together with Opus Bank under a Solid Foundation.

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