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 as the hook, Junior Giants provides opportunities for children to learn the meaning of leadership, teamwork, confidence and integrity, as well as the importance of education, health and bullying prevention.
"We saw in 2012 how powerful it was for us to create a trophy tour which not only allowed us to connect with our fans, but also with the more than 22,000 kids who participate in our Junior Giants baseball program. It's an honor to have the opportunity to do so again," said Larry Baer, Giants president and chief executive officer.
In partnership with their Junior Giants Leagues, the Giants will offer public viewing opportunities in the following cities throughout the months of January, February and March. Fans will have the chance to have their photo taken with the trophies and to support the Junior Giants in their community.
The public tour will begin in Sacramento (benefitting Plumas Lake, Yolo County and Sacramento Junior Giants) on Wednesday, January 7, with stops in Lake County, Willits (benefitting Ukiah and Willits Junior Giants), Santa Rosa, Concord, Vacaville, Eureka, Medford, Oregon, Mt. Shasta, Vallejo, Antioch, Daly City (benefitting South San Francisco and Daly City Junior Giants), Hayward (benefitting Milpitas and Hayward Junior Giants), Los Molinos, Chico (benefitting Feather River/Oroville and Chico Junior Giants), San Mateo (benefitting San Bruno and San Mateo Junior Giants), San Jose (benefitting San Jose and East Palo Alto Junior Giants), Richmond (benefitting North Richmond, San Pablo and Richmond Junior Giants), San Francisco, Santa Clara, Lodi, Stockton, Modesto, Merced, Gilroy (benefitting Morgan Hill and Gilroy Junior Giants), Salinas, Marina (benefitting Monterey County and Marina Junior Giants), Santa Cruz/Watsonville, Los Banos, Fresno (benefitting Sanger and Fresno Junior Giants), Porterville, Paso Robles, Tracy (benefitting Patterson and Tracy Junior Giants), San Luis Obispo and Reno. The 2014 trophy will also make stops in New York City, returning to the team's roots, and Scottsdale, Arizona, the club's Spring Training home. (A complete listing of tour stops with corresponding dates is below.)
Fans can view the trophies in person at each stop during a specified, two-hour period on a first-come, first-served basis. The viewings are free to the public with a suggested donation of $2 per person to the Junior Giants League(s) hosting the event. Fans will have the opportunity to have a professional photo taken and can purchase those photos onsite and online at sfgiants.com. The trophies will be transported in a 2014 Tundra 1794 Edition CrewMax and a 2014 RAV4 Limited, courtesy of Toyota. Tiffany & Co. is also a sponsor of the tour.
San Francisco Giants World Championship Trophy Tour presented by Bank of America
Tour Schedule (Subject to Change)
For more information and tour updates: sfgiants.com/trophy; Follow @SFGiants; Tag your Tweets & Pix with #SFGTrophy
DATE CITY LOCATION TIME
Wednesday, Jan. 7 Sacramento Raley Field 4-6 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 8 Lake County Kelseyville High School 5-7 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 9 Willits Willits Community Center 5-7 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 10 Santa Rosa Finley Community Center 1-3 p.m.
Monday, Jan.12 Concord Todo Santos Plaza 4-6 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan.13 Vacaville Ulatis Community Center 4-6 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 14 Eureka Adorni Center 3-5 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 16 Mt. Shasta College of Siskiyous Gym 5-7 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 20 Vallejo Dan Foley Community Center4-6 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 24 New York Finnerty's Bar TBD
Wednesday, Jan. 28 Daly City City Hall Rotunda 4-6 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 29 Hayward Hayward City Hall 4-6 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 30 Los Molinos Red Bluff Community Center 4-6 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 31 Chico Arron Ray Clark Memorial 2-4 p.m.
Field House Gym
Monday, Feb. 2 San Mateo San Mateo Elks Lodge 4-6 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 3 San Jose Municipal Stadium 4-6 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 4 Richmond Civic Center 4-6 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 7 San Francisco (Giants/KNBR 680 Fan Fest) AT&T Park 10-3 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 9 Santa Clara City Hall, Council Chambers 4-6 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 11 Lodi Hutchins Street Square 5-7 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 12 Stockton Stockton Civic Auditorium 5-7 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 17 Modesto Modesto Center Plaza 5-7 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 18 Merced Merced County Fairgrounds 5-7 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 19 Gilroy Wheeler Community Center 3-5 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 20 Salinas Salinas PAL 5-7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 21 Marina Marina Airport Hanger 11-1 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 21 Santa Cruz/Watsonville Monte Vista Christian HS 4-6 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 23 Los Banos Los Banos Community Center 5-7 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 24 Fresno Chukchansi Park 5-7 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 25 Porterville Porterville College 4-6 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 27 Paso Robles Historic Downtown Gazebo 5-7 p.m.
Tuesday, Mar. 3 Tracy Tracy City Hall 4-6 p.m.
Thursday, Mar. 5 San Luis Obispo Downtown Farmer's Market 5-7 p.m.
Fri., Sat., & Sun. Mar. 27-29 Scottsdale, Arizona Scottsdale Stadium During Games
TBD Reno TBD TBD
TBD Medford, OR Santo Community Center TBD.
TBD Antioch Antioch Community Center TBD