Proceeds Raised to Support Programs including Lake County Junior Giants and Education, Health and Violence Prevention Initiatives
The Giants Community Fund will benefit from proceeds raised through the World Series Ring Raffle that is now underway. Launched on April 7 during Opening Weekend at AT&T Park, the raffle, conducted by Celebrities for Charity, offers fans the chance to win a 2012 San Francisco Giants World Series Championship Ring, identical to the rings given to Giants players and coaches.
The funds raised from the ring raffle will directly benefit the Giants Community Fund, a nonprofit organization that collaborates with the San Francisco Giants to use baseball as a forum to encourage underserved youth and their families to live healthy, productive lives. The Fund provides a variety of programs dedicated to addressing some of the most pressing needs of children and their families, including health, violence prevention, youth fitness and recreation, education and literacy.
Funds raised from the 2012 World Series Ring Raffle will also support the Junior Giants, the flagship program of the Giants Community Fund which offers free, non-competitive baseball for youth ages 5-18 years old in underserved communities. Serving more than 20,000 children from 176 cities across California, Nevada and Oregon – including Lake County – the Junior Giants program relies on volunteer coaches and community support to deliver an innovative program focused on the Four Bases of Character Development: Confidence, Integrity, Leadership and Teamwork.
“Participating in the ring raffle allows our fans the opportunity to forever commemorate our 2012 World Series win while raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to support underserved youth in our community,” said Sue Petersen, executive director of the Giants Community Fund.
Raffle tickets and information are now available online atsfgiants.com/ringraffle. Minimum purchase is $10. The online raffle will conclude on June 9, 2013 at 8:59 p.m., PT. The winner will be announced during the broadcast of the Giants vs. Pirates game on Tuesday, June 11, 2013.
For more information about how to support Lake County Junior Giants by volunteering as a coach, participating in the Junior Giants Glove Drive or making a donation, visit www.jrgiants.org.
About the San Francisco Giants World Series Championship Ring
Designed and produced by Tiffany & Co., the San Francisco Giants World Series Championship Ring ring is crafted to pay tribute to the Giants seven World Championships as well as the unprecedented six elimination game winning streak which led to a sweep of the Detroit Tigers in the World Series. The face of the white gold championship ring features the San Francisco “SF” logo with 52 round melee diamonds. A bezel reading “World Champions” is highlighted on both the top and bottom of the ring. Seven round diamonds, on both sides, represent the seven World Championships.
About Giants Community Fund
The Giants Community Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, collaborates with the San Francisco Giants by using baseball as a forum to encourage underserved youth and their families to live healthy, productive lives. The Fund supports Junior Giants leagues throughout Northern California, Nevada and Oregon and provides assistance to targeted community initiatives in the areas of education, health and violence prevention. Since its inception in 1991, the Fund has donated more than $15 million to community programs. For additional information on the Giants Community Fund and Junior Giants baseball, visit www.jrgiants.org, or call 877.JR.GIANT.