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					                                                                                                                             Dear Friends,

                                                                                                                             I’ll start by saying “thank you” because if you’re reading this, you’re already engaged with the Giants Community Fund in some
About the GiAnts Community Fund

                                                                                                                             way. For many of you, such as our longtime donors and community partners, you’re pleased to see the expansion and
                                                                                                                             refinement of our key programs. For others, you may have heard about the Fund and want to understand more about what we
                                                                                                                             do and how you can get involved.

                                                                                                                             Simply said, the Fund is a unique organization. We are a public charity with an obvious tie to the great game of baseball – a
                                                                                                                             sport that convenes people of all ages and from all walks of life. We are honored to play an active role in or community,
                                                                                                                             providing programs for youth and over 10 million dollars since 1991.

                                                                                                                             With your help, we’re now able to serve more than 15,000 children annually through our flagship program, Junior Giants, which
                                                                                                                             provides free programming in baseball and life skills. In addition, our staff and board work year-round to ensure that we reach
                                                                                                                             underserved populations with important initiatives in the areas of education, health, and violence prevention.

                                                                                                                             It truly takes the interest and resources of thousands of people to continue our work. You are a member of our team and indeed
                                                                                                                             play a critical role in our mission of service to the community. We are therefore proud to say…

                                                                                                                                                          This is your community. This is your Fund.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Warm regards,

                                                                                                                                                                                                           Sue Petersen, Executive Director

                                        The Giants Community Fund uses baseball as a forum to encourage
                                    youngsters and families to live healthy, productive lives. The Fund supports
                                  Junior Giants summer leagues throughout Northern California and collaborates       s t e v e PAt t e r s o n AwA r d
                                    with the efforts of the San Francisco Giants to provide assistance to targeted   The Sports Philanthropy Project and the Robert
                                   community efforts in the areas of Education, Health and Violence Prevention.      Wood Johnson Foundation presented the Giants
                                                                                                                     Community Fund with the 2008 Steve Patterson
                                                                                                                     Award for Excellence in Sports Philanthropy.
                                                                                                                     This prestigious award recognizes the work of
                                                                                                                     pro sports foundations and is named in honor of
                                                                                                                     the late Steve Patterson, a UCLA basketball star,
                                                                                                                     NBA player and college coach who believed in
                                                                                                                     using sports philanthropy to make a difference.
                                                                                                                     The Fund is proud to be the first team foundation
                                                                                                                     in Major League Baseball to receive this honor.
Junior GiAnts bAsebAll

                         Junior Giants, the flagship program of the Giants Community       Along with the fundamentals of baseball, Junior Giants focuses
                         Fund, is a free, non-competitive and co-ed baseball program       on the four bases of character development: Confidence,
                         for youth ages 5-18 years old. The Community Fund provides        Integrity, Leadership and Teamwork. This framework is
                         jerseys, hats, and baseball equipment necessary to run a league   integrated into the Junior Giants handbook distributed to
                         as well as tickets to select Giants games so that the youth can   all of the kids and parents. Character development is also
                         experience a Major League Baseball game.                          echoed in the training provided to all of the coaches.

                         Junior Giants began in 1994 in 18 communities as a positive       The Community Fund has continued to enhance its rapidly
                         alternative to gangs and drugs for at-risk youth. The program     growing program by integrating education, health and violence
                         now has 15,000 participants in 80 leagues across California       prevention curriculum into the Junior Giants program. This
                         and into Nevada and Oregon. The program welcomes kids             has helped us to create a well-rounded program for youth,
                         from all backgrounds and encourages them to live healthy          both on and off the field.
                         and productive lives by getting outside and playing baseball!

                                                                                     w h At m Ak e s Junior G i Ant s di FFer ent?

                                                                                           It’s a free program                                              “I have found the Junior Giants program to
                                                                                           The league is non-competitive                                    be one of the best supported programs for
                                                                                                                                                              children that I have been involved with
                                                                                           Girls and boys participate together
                                                                                                                                                             during the past 20 years. I am continually
                                                                                           Higher value placed on character than on wins and losses         amazed by how the Junior Giants program
                                                                                           Programs in education, health, and violence prevention             continues to find ways to improve each
                                                                                                                                                             year. The support that the leagues receive
                                                                                                                                                                from the organization is fantastic!”
                                                                                                                                                               Todd Lindeman, Principal, Edison Elementary School
                      Junior GiAnts dAy                                                                       Junior GiAnts leAGues
                                                                       “It’s great for the Junior                                                                    Medford

Over 4,000 Junior Giants come to the ballpark for the annual
Junior Giants Day celebration. The Junior Giants participate in an
                                                                      Giants kids to walk on the
                                                                                                                                                                                             Mt. Shasta
unforgettable pre-game parade around the field before settling in      field and be recognized
their seats to watch the game and enjoy a complimentary lunch.           throughout the day.”                                                                         Redding
                                                                                                                                                                                             Red Bluff

The Giants Community Fund, with assistance from the Major                 Celestino Ellington, Bayview YMCA
                                                                                                                                                                                        Rancho Tehama
                                                                                                                                                                                            Los Molinos
League Baseball Commissioner’s Initiative For Kids, is able to
supply over 15,000 tickets to Junior Giants players and coaches to                                                                                                                           Corning

attend games at AT&T Park. Many of these participants visited a big                                                                                                    Covelo
league stadium for the first time!
                                                                                                                                                                                          Glenn County

                                                                                                                                                                                               Oroville                                     Sparks

                                                                                                                                                                         Lake County
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Lake Tahoe
                                                                                                                                                                         West Sacramento                  Citrus Heights
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Suisun City
                                                                                                                                                                                              Vallejo                        Jackson
                                                                                                                                                       San Rafael                                          Antioch
                                                                                                                                                       Marin City                         Richmond        Pittsburg
                                                                                                                                                       San Francisco                       Oakland
                                                                                                                                                                                             Hayward          Stockton
                                                                                                                                                              Daly City                        Union
                                                                                                                                                                                               City        Tracy
                                                                                                                                                        So. San Francisco                                              Modesto
                                                                                                                                                                                             Newark                                                                                  Las Vegas
                                                                                                                                                                San Bruno                           Fremont
                                                                                                                                                               San Mateo                             Milpitas                  Atwater
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Morgan Hill
                                                                                                              Pro G r A m stAt i st iC s                  Redwood City              1
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Gilroy               Los Banos
                                                                                                                                                              East Palo Alto                      Santa Cruz
                                                                                                                                                                         San Jose                    Salinas
                                                                                                                80 Leagues                                                                      Seaside
                                                                                                                155 Cities
                                                                                                                15,000 participants                                                                                                                                  Sanger
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Paso Robles
                                                                                                                2,000 Coaches                                                                                                                                              Reedley

                                                                                                                Over 10,000 kids would not have played baseball
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            San Luis Obispo           Huron         Porterville
                                                                                                                if not for the Junior Giants program                                                                                                               Bakersfield
                                                            J u n i o r G i A n t s w i l l i e m A C AwA r d
      Junior GiAnts CoAChes                                                                                                                                                                                                    Junior GiAnts Glove drive

The Junior Giants program is dependent on the dedication                                                                                                                                                                    The annual Glove Drive presented by Bank of America gives fans the
and support from our league commissioners and coaches.                                                                                                                                                                      opportunity to donate a new or gently used glove or make a $10 donation
There are over 2,000 volunteers and representatives of                                                                                                                                                                      which will be used toward the purchase of a new glove. The collected
community organizations: Police Activities Leagues, Boys                                                        The Junior Giants Willie Mac Award, named in                                                                gloves are distributed to the kids in the Junior Giants program.
& Girls Clubs, YMCA’s and Recreation & Parks Depart-                                                            honor of Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey,
ments. The coaches receive professional training at our                                                         is the “junior” version of the annual award given                                                                       Over 6,000 Junior Giants don’t own a glove
annual coaches clinics at AT&T Park and regional sites.                                                         to a Giants player by his teammates. Our award                                                                          Since 2000 the Glove Drive has been able to supply
These volunteers live in the communities where they                                                             is presented to the players and coaches who best                                                                        over 25,000 gloves to Junior Giants
serve and are dedicated to acting as positive role models                                                       exemplify the Junior Giants Four Bases of Character
who emphasize the development of children with strong                                                           Development: Confidence, Integrity, Leadership
character in a safe environment.                                                                                and Teamwork.

                                                                                                                                                                       “This organization brings Christmas in June
                                                                                                                                                                      for so many young children. The look on their
                                                                                                                                                                         face when you give them a new glove;
                                                                                                                                                                      the excitement in their eyes and bright smiles
                                                                                                                                                                      that shine from ear to ear. The laughter and
                                                                                                                                                                        cheer you hear from the field when they
                                                                                                                                                                       get their first hit or catch their first fly ball.
                                                                                                                                                                      The dreams and hopes they make come true
                                                                                                                                                                                 for players and parents.”
                                                                                                                                                                          Jeff Hammar, Coach, Atwater PAL Junior Giants
Peter A. mAGowAn Fields For kids

                                   In an effort to further support our Junior Giants communities, the Giants
                                   Community Fund has partnered with the Good Tidings Foundation,
                                   Giants players and sponsors to renovate 19 youth baseball fields since
                                   1995. An integral leader in this program has been Peter Magowan,
                                   the Giants past President and Managing General Partner. To honor his
                                   leadership over 16 seasons, the Giants Community Fund has named its
                                   field renovation efforts the Peter A. Magowan Fields for Kids program.
                                   The Peter A. Magowan Fields for Kids program will reach out to under-
                                   served communities where the Junior Giants program exists in order to
                                   enhance recreational opportunities and create safer places to play.

                                                                                                               “I am proud to be associated with
                                                                                                                 this wonderful group of people
                                                                                                               who share the same vision as I, in
                                                                                                                providing a safe and caring place
                                                                                                               for kids to play baseball and learn
                                                                                                                   life lessons through sports,”
                                                                                                                       Barry Zito, Giants Pitcher
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                                       The Giants Community Fund recognizes the important                                                        Each year, the Giants Community Fund awards ten $2,500 schol-                                               1B

                                       role that education plays in the lives of youth. Toward         and family. Not only that we                                                                                                                           2B

                                                                                                                                                 arships to deserving Junior Giants. Scholars are eighth-grade                                                             3

                                       that end, the Fund offers programs that reach out to        encourage the participants to read,                                                                                                                                         4

                                                                                                                                                 participants of the Junior Giants program who are selected on                                                                     5

                                       students, teachers and educational organizations.         but we also gave them the opportunity
                                                                                                                                                 the basis of leadership, character and academic potential.                                                        3B                  6


                                                                                                       to interact with their family.”                                                                                                                                                         8

                                                                                                                                                 We are proud to honor each class of Scholars as they graduate                                                                                     9

                                                                                                    Nhia Vue, Junior Giants Commissioner                                                                                                                                                           10

                                                                                                 Mutual Assistance Network of Del Paso Heights   from high school and pursue further education.                                                                                    HR                  11


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Literacy is the most important educational tool
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   that can be provided to children to prepare them
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   for bright futures. Therefore, we created the Round
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the Bases Reading Program as an incentive program
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   designed to encourage Junior Giants to read during
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the summer months. The four achievement levels
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   follow a baseball diamond and after each base is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   completed, players earn Giants rewards. In its first
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   year, over 4,000 Junior Giants participated.

                                                                                                                                                   e d u C At i o n n i G h t

                                                                                                                                                 Education Night at AT&T Park recognizes both the incoming
                                                                                                                                                 and graduating classes of Junior Giants Scholars as well as
                                                                                                                                                 the Education Grant recipients. During a pre-game ceremony,
                                                                                                                                                 grants are presented to non-profit groups that support pro-
                                                                                                                                                 grams focused on children’s literacy projects.
                                               The Giants Community Fund has partnered with many organizations to raise awareness and education about important health-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            “The Giants Community Fund
                                               related causes. The Fund also collaborates with the San Francisco Giants Community Relations department to identify important   The Giants Community Fund has partnered with many organizations                               is an outstanding example of
C o v e r i nG t h e b As e s i n h e A lt h

                                               community initiatives at the ballpark.                                                                                          to raise awareness about important health-related causes. The Fund                          the impact that can be achieved
                                                                                                                                                                               also collaborates with the Giants Community Relations Department                             when you combine the power
                                                                                                                                                                               to identify important community initiatives.                                                  of sports and social action to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             help enhance the health and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             well-being of communities.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Greg Johnson,
                                                                                                                                                                                                    C om mu n i t y h e A lt h FA i rs                                     Executive Director, Sports Philanthropy Project

                                                                                                                                                                               Through a partnership with Saint Mary’s Medical Center a CHW Hospital, the
                                                                                                                                                                               Giants Community Fund is committed to funding various health and safety
                                                                                                                                                                               fairs in the Bay Area. These health fairs address the needs of the communities
                                                                                                                                                                               being served and provide screenings, nutrition tips and informational mate-
                                                                                                                                                                               rials to the attendees. The Giants Community Fund and St. Mary’s Medical
                                                                                                                                                                               Center sponsor up to four community health fairs a year.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    orGAn donor AwAreness niGht

                                                                                                                                                                               In conjunction with the California Transplant Donor Network, the Giants and the Community
                                                                                                                                                                               Fund support the annual Organ Donor Awareness Night at AT&T Park. The night is com-
                                                                                                                                                                               mitted to raising awareness about the importance of organ donation. The first 5,000 fans
                                                                                                                                                                               at the gates receive baseball cards with organ donation information from the California
                                                                                                                                                                               Transplant Donor Network.

                                                                                                                                                                                    u n t i l t h e r e ’s A C u r e n iG h t

                                                                                                                                                                               In 1994, the Giants teamed up with the Until There’s A Cure
                                                                                                                                                                               Foundation to become the first professional sports team to host an
                                                                                                                                                                               AIDS benefit game. Since then, the Giants and the Giants Commu-
                                                                                                                                                                               nity Fund have continued to support the effort each year by giving
                                                                                                                                                                               $40,000 in grants to Bay Area organizations focused on HIV/AIDS
                                                                                                                                                                               education and service.
                                                                                                            Jerseys oFF our GiAnts
strikinG out violenCe in our Communities

                                                                                                                                     Strike Out Violence Day at AT&T Park includes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Junior GiAnts imAGine PeACe Contest
                                                                                                                                     the annual Jerseys Off Our Giants raffle to
                                                                                                                                     benefit La Casa de las Madres. Over 100
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Imagine Peace Contest invites Junior Giants to submit artwork or a written piece
                                                                                                                                     volunteers, including several Giants wives,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  with a message about how to create a violence-free community. The winners are
                                                                                                                                     sell $1 raffle tickets throughout the ballpark
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  recognized on the field during a pre-game ceremony on Strike Out Violence Day.
                                                                                                                                     for the chance to win an autographed Giants
                                                                                                                                     jersey. Since 2002, over $115,000 has been
                                                                                                                                     raised to benefit La Casa de las Madres,
                                                                                                                                     which offers support services for battered
                                                                                                                                     women and their children.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    v iol e nC e P r e v e n t ion s P e A k e r ’s e v e n t s

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In an effort to address the challenges that young people face today, the Giants
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Community Fund established the Junior Giants Violence Prevention Speaker’s Program.
                                           The Giants Community Fund is committed to supporting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Youth advocate Michael Pritchard visits communities throughout Northern California
                                           violence prevention programs and ending the cycle of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and speaks to Junior Giants kids and coaches about gang prevention and bullying.
                                           violence that impacts Junior Giants, their families and
                                           their communities.

                                                                                                                                                                                         “The support we receive from the
                                                                                             strike out violenCe dAy                                                                  Giants Community Fund is just amazing.
                                                                                                                                                                                          We do not have any other single
                                                                                           The Giants, Giants Community Fund, San Francisco Sheriff’s Department                      relationship that lets us raise awareness
                                                                                           and the Family Violence Prevention Fund annually hold a day that honors                      and financial support allowing us to
                                                                                           survivors of violence and organizations who are committed to stopping
                                                                                                                                                                                        provide vital services to victims and
                                                                                           violence in our communities. On this day the Giants Community Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                          survivors of domestic violence.”
                                                                                           gives out over $50,000 in grants to violence prevention programs.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Kathy Black, Executive Director
                                                                                                                                                                                                 La Casa de las Madres
                         We invite you to join us. Our programs are only possible with                        Come to one of the Giants Com-
                         the time and resources of fans, businesses, community partners                       munity Fund’s post-game live
how you CAn helP

                         and volunteers. Here are a few ways you can get involved.                            auctions or log on to JRGIANTS.
                                                                                                                                                  boArd oF direCtors                Advisory boArd                                   s tA F F
                                                                                                              ORG to bid on one-of-a kind
                                                                                                                                                         Craig Alexander               Peter Magowan, Chair                         Sue Petersen
                                                                                                              experiences and memorabilia.
                                                                                                                                                           Mario Alioto                     Ruth Brinker                         Executive Director
                                                                                                              Or – when you’re at the ballpark
                                                                                                                                                            Larry Baer                   Renel Brooks-Moon
                                                                                                              on a Saturday, simply stop by the                                                                                    Paul Giuliacci
                                                                                                                                                          Julia Bromley                   Orlando Cepeda
                                                                                                              Community Clubhouse to                                                                                             Associate Director
                                                                                                                                                            Sue Burns                       Willie Mays
                                                                                                              check out the weekly
                                                                                                                                                          Allan G. Byer                   Willie McCovey                      Carolyn Della Maggiore
                                                                                                              items. The auctions

                                                                                                                                                      Brother George Cherrie              Michael Pritchard                    Senior Development &
                                                                                                              feature autographed
                                                                                                                                                           Dick Cohn                        Mimi Silbert                        Projects Coordinator
                                                                                                              bats, baseballs and
                                                                                                                                                        Michael Crockett
                                                                                                              other unique “catches.”                                                                                            Cassandra Adams
                                                                                                                                                            Steve Etter
                                                                                                                                                           John Feeley           ot h e r PA rt iC i PA n t s                Junior Giants Coordinator
                                                                                                                                                           John Gumas                        Rick Enos                              Jennifer Liu
                                                                                                                                                       Ricardo Hernandez                 Chairman Emeritus                   Junior Giants Coordinator
                                                                                                                                                           Frank Jordan
                                                                                                                                                                                              John Yee
                   w i l l i e m CC o v e y G o l F C l A s s i C                 Pl Ay bAll lunCh                                                    Vernon Michael Kirton                                                       Blaine Mauldin
                                                                                                                                                                                           Fund Treasurer                    Community Fund Assistant
                                                                                                                                                          Duane Kuiper
                         The Willie McCovey Golf Classic is held at the        Over 1,100 guests gather at the Play                                      Isabelle Lemon                       Jack Bair                             Valerie Saito
                         prestigious Olympic Club. The tournament features     Ball Lunch presented by Blue Shield                                      Denise McCarthy                    Fund Secretary                Development & Education Assistant
                         a post-golf sports auction and dinner reception.      of California. This annual luncheon                                 Kathleen Dowling McDonough
                         Many Giants celebrities join us that day to support   welcomes back the entire Giants team,                                      John Noguchi                     Staci Slaughter
                         the Giants Community Fund and test their game!        coaches and broadcasters to San Fran-                                       Tom Nolan            Senior Vice President, Communications
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                C o n tA C t u s
                                                                               cisco after Spring Training. You never                                  Lindbergh Porter, Jr.               Keith Scheeler               We look forward to hearing from you!
                                                                               know who you’ll sit next to!                                              Sunny Schwartz                 Accounting Manager
                                                                                                                                                            Liz Steyer                                                        Giants Community Fund
                                                                                                                                                          Laurie Wotus                       Ron Exley                               AT&T Park
                        “I grew up not having gloves and                          d o n At e y o u r C A r                                                 Rich Zirkel                     California PAL                      24 Willie Mays Plaza
                       things to play with and not having                                                                                                                                                                     San Francisco, CA 94107
                                                                               Your car donation can help the Junior Giants program – and
                        good fields to play on, and that’s                     you get a tax-deduction. Just call 1-800-818-5223.
                       what the Junior Giants does. They                                                                                                                                                                         fax 415-947-2644
                        supply the kids with good equip-
                                                                                  volunteer                                                                                                                               Visit us online at JRGIANTS.ORG
                       ment, they build fields for them to
                       play on. I think it’s a good thing.”                    Roll up your sleeves and join the team! Visit JRGIANTS.ORG
                            Willie McCovey, Giants Hall of Famer               to locate your local Junior Giants league.

GiAnts Community Fund
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sAn FrAnCisCo, CA 94107

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