Wender Weis Foundation for Children’s Holiday Heroes 2016
On Monday, December 5, kids of all ages – including 300 underserved children from the Wender Weis Foundation for Children’s (WWFC) organizations – had the exclusive opportunity to meet local athletes, gain rare access to the San Francisco Giants’ dugout and batting tunnels, and enjoy ballpark fare during this one-of-a-kind holiday celebration.
Sports stars such as San Francisco 49ers Joe Staley, San Francisco 49er alums Eric Heitmann and Donald Strickland, San Francisco Giants’ Mac Williamson, San Francisco Giant alum Noah Lowry, Oakland Raider Kelechi Osemele, San Jose Earthquakes Chris Wondolowski and Khari Stephenson, American Soccer Player Carrie Dew Staley, Golden State Warrior alum Adonal Foyle, and US Olympians Jonny Moseley, Kristi Yamaguchi, and Bret Hedican were all on hand to help children stuff teddy bears, make stockings, sign autographs, and more.
In addition, WWFC founder Amy Wender-Hoch presented the fourth annual Inspiration Award – sponsored by Level Construction Supply – to US Olympic Gold Medalists Jonny Moseley and Natalie Coughlin to recognize the positive impact they have made on Bay Area children’s charities. ABC7’s Kristen Sze emceed the event.
Photo credit: Devlin Shand for DREW ALTIZER Photography