San Francisco Giants World Series Trophies Coming to Hayward
Public viewing event to support local Junior Giants youth program.
(HAYWARD, CA) – Those eager to see a World Series trophy up close will have their opportunity to do so at Hayward City Hall on Thursday, January 29th. The 2010, 2012 and 2014 world championship trophies, crafted by Tiffany & Co., will be on display to help celebrate the team's latest world championship and to raise funds and awareness for the Hayward Junior Giants program. The Hayward stop is part of a tour that includes Junior Giants communities throughout northern and central California, Oregon and Nevada.
Viewing the trophies is free to the public but a voluntary contribution of $2 per person is suggested to support the local Junior Giants program. This will be the third public trophy tour held in the past five years.
“As a huge San Francisco Giants fan myself, I’m obviously very excited to welcome the trophies to Hayward,” said Mayor Barbara Halliday. “The Giants have also made an important contribution to our community through their sponsorship of the Junior Giants program, which served more than 750 Hayward area children in 2014. Even if you’re an A’s fan, come out to check out the trophies and support our local kids.”
Junior Giants is the flagship program of the Giants Community Fund, which serves more than 22,000 boys and girls in 87 underserved communities throughout northern and central California and southern Oregon. It is a
free and non-competitive baseball program that has served as a model for MLB youth initiatives. Using baseball, the Junior Giants provides opportunities for youth to link with adult mentors and to learn about the program’s Four Bases of Character Development: Confidence, Integrity, Leadership and Teamwork. Locally, the Junior Giants program has been running in Hayward for 13 years and many of its participants would not normally have the opportunity or means to play baseball.
Volunteers are needed for the upcoming eight-week Hayward Junior Giants season that begins on June 15,
2015. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please contact Emily Young at Emily.Young@hayward- ca.gov or 510.293.3333.
When: January 29, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Where: Hayward City Hall Rotunda | 777 B Street, Hayward, CA
Admission: Free to the public, $2 donation per person suggested to support Hayward Junior Giants
Hayward PD, Youth & Family Services Bureau