Golden State Warriors alumnus Adonal Foyle and 2017 Holiday Heroes Chairs Marie Hurabiell and Michelle Harris play a little “1 on 6” with kids in Bayview-Hunter’s Point. Wender Weis Foundation for Children and the Warriors Community Foundation refurbished this beautiful basketball court with funds raised from Holiday Heroes 2015. The “team” is “training” for this year’s festivities on Tuesday, December 5, at AT&T Park, where Bay Area athletes will stuff teddy bears, lead story time and greet the kids. Funds raised support sports and arts programs for underserved children and provide them with a magical holiday moment.
Since 2009, this one-of-a-kind event provides kids of all ages, and from all backgrounds, the rare opportunity to access the Giants’ dugouts and batting cages, enjoy ballpark fare and hang with sports icons including SF Giants legend and Home Run King Barry Bonds as he receives WWFC’s fifth annual Inspiration Award.
“Holiday Heroes is a wonderful tradition for so many. Each year, families kick off their holiday season with us. We are proud to present an experience where they create warm holiday memories while also giving back,” says WWFC Founder Amy Wender-Hoch. “We have many long-standing beneficiaries we support while also meeting urgent needs of the community we love. I’m honored to announce we will host an additional 200 children displaced by the North Bay fires. It is psychologically important to provide an experience of joy in a time of uncertainty.”