To kick off the 2014 season, the San Francisco Giants and Manager Bruce Bochy, Giants broadcasters, alumni and executives joined over 1,000 fans at the Giants Community Fund’s annual Play Ball Lunch presented by Blue Shield of California. 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of Junior Giants, the flagship program of the Giants Community Fund. The entire 2014 Giants team was in attendance. A select number of Junior Giants players from local leagues had the opportunity to sit with a Giants player or coach during the luncheon.
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.