Holiday Heroes 2012

Malia Moseley, Tommy Moseley, U.S. Olympian Jonny Moseley, Jack Moseley, Lori Puccinelli Stern, Bailey Stern, Logan Stern

Scenes from Holiday Heroes 2012:

On December 3rd, some 300 kids from local charities and 200 host families gathered for Holiday Heroes, a sports-themed celebration and benefit event at AT&T Park. Sports heroes on hand included Jeremy Affeldt of the San Francisco GiantsSam Cronin of the San Jose Earthquakes, Oakland Raiders Matt Giordano and Marcel Reece, U.S. Olympian Jonny Moseley, and San Francisco 49er Isaac Sopoaga.  Everyone was granted all access to the Giants’ batting cages, dugout, locker room and the entire park.  Children made stockings, stuffed animals, decorated cookies, danced, played pinball, videogames and ate from endless buffets filled with ballpark fare.

Holiday Heroes is a benefit event for the Wender Weis Foundation for Children, founded by Amy Wender-Hoch in 1994.  Beneficiaries in 2012: Junior Giants Baseball Program, 49ers Foundation, Children of Shelters, Raphael House and San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center.

Photos by Drew Altizer Photography

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