Holiday Heroes Bay Area

Carlos Hyde of the San Francisco 49ers with children at the Holiday Heroes event in 2015

Watch the video and find out how Oakland Raider Justin Tuck got tough, who Olympian Jonny Moseley calls a sports hero, and who else attends the ultimate holiday party in SF:

Sports heroes Bret HedicanChris 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. On December 7, 2015, the Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, San Jose Earthquakes, Golden State Warriors and the San Jose Sharks all played with one goal in mind — to benefit underserved kids in the Bay Area.

We spotted not only sports heroes but also some 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.

More scenes from Holiday Heroes 2015:

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

Video by MBL Media Productions: Marybeth La Motte, executive producer and host, Mark Hamburg, director of photography, Joanna Hidalgo, producer and editor

— More Red Carpet Bay Area coverage of Wender Weis Foundation for Children events: