World Series Trophy Tour Hits Paso Robles on 2/15
What/Why: The San Francisco Giants World Championship Trophy Tour presented by Bank of America will continue its three-month public tour in Paso Robles on Friday, February 15. 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 and the first time it has come to Paso Robles. 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 o emonstrate confidence and leadership, to link with adult mentors and to develop a strong understanding of the importance of literacy and healthy living. Locally, the Junior Giants has been running in Paso Robles for 16 years and serves over 200 participants annually that would not normally have the opportunity or means to play baseball.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Paso Robles City Park Gazebo
12th and Park Street
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
About Paso Robles PAL Jr. Giants Baseball Program: Paso Robles Police Activities League (PAL), in collaboration with California Police Activities League and the San Francisco Giants Baseball Club, is pleased to present "Junior Giants Baseball" for boys & girls. The intent of the Junior Giants Baseball program is to promote and develop the fundamentals of baseball, as well as self-esteem, team-work, and leadership.
Free for youth, ages 5-13. All games are played Mondays through Thursdays, between 8am and 12pm at Barney Schwartz Park. Parents are encouraged to coach. Participant applications will be available mid-May at their school or the Public Safety Center.
This program is a "cost-free", coach-pitch league utilizing a pitching machine. All necessary equipment for play is provided by Paso Robles PAL, San Francisco Giants Baseball and ATEC Athletic Training Equipment. Parents are encouraged to help with the program.
Participant applications will be available at Paso Robles schools or the Public Safety Center. This FREE recreational activity offers youth an opportunity to interact with officers of the Paso Robles Police Department. Pre-registration is required. Call 805-227-7540.