San Francisco Giants World Championship Trophy Tour
The San Francisco Giants World Championship Trophy Tour presented by Bank of America will continue its three-month public tour in Fresno this February 5, 2013. Fans will have the opportunity to have their photo taken with the trophies and to support their local Junior Giants Baseball League by making a voluntary contribution during the trophy viewing.
This will be the second public trophy tour held in the past three years. The focus of the San Francisco World Championship Trophy Tour presented by Bank of America is to share Major League Baseball’s Commissioner’s trophies, crafted by Tiffany & Co., with Giants fans in Junior Giants communities throughout northern California.
Junior Giants is the flagship program of the Giants Community Fund, which serves more than 20,000 boys and girls in 80 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 as the hook, Junior Giants provides opportunities for children to demonstrate confidence and leadership, to link with adult mentors and to develop a strong understanding of the importance of literacy and healthy living. Locally, the City of Fresno Parks, After School, Recreation, Community Services (PARCS) Department and the Boys and Girls Club have been running the Junior Giants programs in Fresno since 2005 and serve up to 500 participants annually that would not normally have the opportunity or means to play baseball. The Jr. Giants program has helped establish a solid foundation for youth and kept many away from delinquency. The City PARCS Department, together with the Boys and Girls Club, and dedicated community volunteers, have made a positive impact on the lives of over 2,300 Jr. Giant players.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - Fresno
1800 Tulare Street (Tulare/H Street entrance)
Public Viewing 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Suggested donation $2.00
Free parking at Kern and H Street Parking lot
Local Jr. Giant Contact: David Huff, City of Fresno PARCS Dept. (559) 621-6720