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December 6: Holiday Heroes

Oracle Park will once again turn into a holiday wonderland when the beloved Holiday Heroes returns to Oracle Park for one night in San Francisco. The celebrity-filled evening will bring the holiday spirit while raising much-needed funds for underserved and underrepresented children and families on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, starting at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are now available for pre-order at holidayheroes.org.

“Our mission is to create moments of wonder that spark a lifetime of possibilities as we turn the San Francisco Giants baseball stadium into a joyful wonderland,” said Amy Wender, founder and President of the Wender Weis Foundation for Children. “We traditionally join with professional sports teams, companies, organizations, and philanthropists to connect at-risk children and families with professional athletes and activities to bring happiness and to raise funds for underserved children in the Bay Area. This will be our 25th year of presenting our signature Heroes events, starting with Halloween Heroes in 1996 and now Holiday Heroes, which began in 2009.”

Guests at Holiday Heroes will enjoy an array of interactive activities including holiday arts and crafts, such as make your own Snow globe and graffiti art, stuff your own toy stuffed bear, cookie decorating, a teen lounge for ages 12 and older, photo trading cards, running the bases, throwing a pitch from the bullpen, and more. WWFC will also present its prestigious Inspiration Award to Fred Warner from the San Francisco 49ers. The online auction will be filled with one-of-a-kind experiences, trips and sports memorabilia.

WWFC has hosted more than 5,500 underserved children at Holiday Heroes, over 50,000 children have benefited from the foundation’s support to numerous non-profits, and more than 600 professional athletes and celebrities have donated their time over the years.

“Our lifetime legacy gifts to the local Bay Area community are the foundation of WWFC,” said Wender. “ We are thrilled to have contributed to the new inclusive fitness zone in East Palo Alto in partnership with the 49ers Foundation, the naming of the Wender Weis Foundation for Children’s room in the bone marrow transplant unit for children at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, refurbishing two basketball courts with the Warriors Community Foundation in Chinatown in San Francisco and South San Francisco, and being an initial funder and partner of the music therapy program at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.”

Holiday Heroes Chairs are Elizabeth Johnson, Ed Conlon and Lindsay and Wyatt Millar. Honorary Chairs are Ashley and Morgan Berman, Michelle Gilman Jasen and Rich Jasen and Emilie and Andrew Lynch. Lead sponsors on the event include Kaiser Permanente, Giants Enterprises, TIBCO, Level Construction Supply, PG&E, Clover Sonoma, and Wildcat Cove Foundation.

The VIP Reception for sponsors and donors will be 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., and all VIP ticket holders will receive early entry into the ballpark with first access to all holiday activities. Donors at $2500 and more will attend an exclusive reception in the Giants’ Clubhouse. General Admission gates open at 5:30 p.m. There are a range of ticket options and family-friendly packages.

WWFC will also host more than 300 underserved children from the community, and there are opportunities to sponsor a child or a family and/or donate a Be-A-Hero box to children in the hospital during the holidays. To learn more, please visit holidayheroes.org or call 650.325.5302.

For the latest news and information, visit wenderweis.org and follow Holiday Heroes on Facebook and Instagram @wenderweis and @holidayheroesbayarea.

Venue: Oracle Park
24 Willie Mays Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94107