Giants Community Fund Honors Community Spirit Award Winner with $2500 Grant at Home Plate Ceremony

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WHAT: The Isabelle Lemon Community Spirit Award recognizes one volunteer each year who exemplifies the commitment to community service and “can-do” spirit of long-time volunteer and Giants Community Fund Board Member Isabelle Lemon.

The 2017 award recipient is Michele Huntzinger of San Jose. She will be honored and presented with a $2500 grant for StandUp for Kids – Silicon Valley during a pre-game ceremony at AT&T Park on Tuesday, September 19.

Michele is the Executive Director of this 100% volunteer-run non-profit. StandUp for Kid’s mission is to provide a safe place for the over 2,500 homeless youth in Santa Clara County.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 19, 2017; approx. 6:30 pm

WHERE: On-field at AT&T Park

Please note: Members of the press interested in covering the event must be credentialed 24 hours in advance of the event. Please contact Maria Jacinto at (415) 972-2447 or mjacinto@sfgiants.com to request credentials.

WHY: The Giants Community Fund wishes to encourage and reward others for stepping up to create positive change in the communities in which they live and work. Michele Huntzinger has played an instrumental role in StandUp for Kid’s success in the San Jose community. Since joining the cause, she has provided more than 2,000 volunteer hours to support outreach and services for homeless youth in her community. For more info: http://www.standupforkids.org/siliconvalley

CONTACT: Kacey Heller
415-277-4917
sfgiants@allisonpr.com

INFO: For additional information on the Giants Community Fund, visit jrgiants.org or call 877.JR.GIANT. Follow us on Twitter: @giantscommunity

standupforkidsThe 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 $26 million to various community programs.