Holiday Heroes 2014

San Francisco 49er Josh Johnson

The fifth annual Holiday Heroes event at AT&T Park raised more than $100,000 for Bay Area children on December 8, 2014. Some 500 kids of all ages mingled and partied with Bay Area athletes. Current players and alumni including Travis Ishikawa of the San Francisco Giants, Taiwan Jones and Justin Tuck of the Oakland Raiders, Brent Jones, Josh Johnson, Dennis Brown, Eric Heitmann, Barry Sims and Guy McIntyre of the San Francisco 49ers, Adonal Foyle of the Golden State Warriors, Khari Stephenson of the San Jose Earthquakes, Owen Nolan of the San Jose Sharks, and Olympic Gold medalists Brandi Chastain and Jonny Moseley, showed up for the kids.

“We had such an incredible line up of athletes representing all the Bay Area’s professional sports teams,” said Amy Wender-Hoch, founder of Wender Weis Foundation for Children and of the event.  “They did much more than show up – they wholeheartedly engaged in talking and having fun with the kids while participating in the many activities such as cookie decorating and crafts at Holiday Heroes’ main event in AT&T Park’s Club Lounge.”

Scenes from Holiday Heroes 2014:

Photos by Drew Altizer Photography

Beneficiaries include the SF Giants Community Fund, the 49ers Foundation, Warriors Community Foundation, Sharks Foundation and San Jose Earthquakes Community Fund.

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