Sunday, August 18 was the annual Junior Giants Festival, a reward for Junior Giants teams that completed the Round the Bases Reading Program. Teams were invited to play a mini-game in the outfield, hit from homeplate, do an obstacle course with Fit Kids, choose some future reading material from My Own Book, and participate in a violence prevention discussion.
Today, the Giants Community Fund hosted the annual Willie McCovey Golf Classic at Harding Park. Entrance into the tournament purchased a round of golf with a Giants celebrity, a chance to meet Willie McCovey and served as a donation to the Community Fund. For more information about the fund click here.
Today was Junior Giants day at AT&T Park. Junior Giants is a free, non-competitve, co-ed baseball program sponsored by the Giants Community Fund. Over 4,000 of the 20,000 Junior Giants players and coaches came to the game today from as far south as Bakersfield and as far north as Medford, Oregon. To learn more about the Junior Giants, click here.
Among the variety of themed nights at AT&T Park there are two that show our deep appreciation for our community heroes, the firefighters and police officers that keep us and our fans as safe as possible. July 8 was Firefighter Appreciation Night, during which there was a pregame party in Seal’s Plaza, bag pipes and drummers, a check presentation and a moment of silence all in their honor. On July 23, we celebrated Law Enforcement Appreciation Night, which included a motorcade on the warning track, moment of silence, police color guard and helicopter fly over.