Sports heroes Bret Hedican, Chris Heston, Carlos Hyde, Noah Lowry, Jonny Moseley, Khari Stephenson, Donald Strickland, Justin Tuck, Michael Wilhoite, Chris Wondlowski and Kristi Yamaguchi gathered at AT&T Park for Wender Weis Foundation for Children‘s annual Holiday Heroes event and benefit for kids in need. December 7, 2015 was a night when the Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, San Jose Earthquakes, Golden State Warriors and the San Jose Sharks all played in one game, for Bay Area youth. We spotted not only sports heroes at the event, but also 700 children, event co-chairs Letitia Kim and Michael Kim, past chairs Ted Bartlett, Meg Bertero, Christine Paige Considine, Susan Solinsky Duryea and Paul Duryea, Donna Hoghooghi and Wender-Weis Foundation founder Amy Wender-Hoch, just to name a few.
Watch our video and find out how Oakland Raider Justin Tuck got so tough, who Jonny Moseley called a real holiday hero, and who our sports heroes named as their heroes:
More scenes from the event:
San Francisco 49er Michael Wilhoite, Damon Eskildsen
John Hoch, Amy Wender-Hoch, Oakland Raider Justin Tuck and Lauran Tuck
San Jose Earthquake Chris Wondolowski
Lita Sam-Vargas, Alan Gevins, Susan Solinsky Duryea, Carol Benz, Paul Duryea
Event Co-chairs Michael Kim and Letitia Kim with their children, Dashiell and Anabel
Former San Francisco 49er Donald Strickland
Oakland Raider Justin Tuck
San Francisco 49er Carlos Hyde
Photos by Drew Altizer Photography
Holiday Heroes is presented by the Wender-Weis Foundation for Children, an organization dedicated to helping kids build self-esteem and self-confidence. The Wender Weis Foundation funds programs in underserved communities with partners such as the Junior Giants, the 49ers Foundation, the Warriors Community Foundation and the Always Dream Foundation, just to name a few. Red Carpet Bay Area Salutes the Wender Weis Foundation, all of the Holiday Heroes and wishes all of the children in the Bay Area, a happy season. Get involved at www.WenderWeis.org.
Video by MBL Media Productions: Marybeth La Motte, executive producer and host, Mark Hamburg, director of photography, Joanna Hidalgo, producer and editor
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