Children’s Champions Returns

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Hello all! We are so excited to partner with Fit Kids to bring back Children’s Champions! We have an exciting event planned full of fun activities promoting health and fitness. None of this would be possible without the generous support of our sponsors, who we would like to extend a BIG thank you to! A special thank you to our Platinum Champion & Presenting Sponsor, PG&E.  WWFC would also like to recognize our Gold Champion Sponsors, Pacific Union & CLASSPASS for their continued support.

If you would like to join us, see our ticket levels here. Children’s Champions will be at Stanford Stadium Saturday,May 16th. Keep checking in for updates on sponsors and event details!

2015 Sponsors

Platinum Champion/Presenting Sponsor


Lead Sponsor


Gold Champion Sponsors

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Agatha and Steve Luczo

William Campbell

Silver Champion Sponsor

sports-house Abby and Egon Durban

Bronze Champion Sponsors


Katie and Colin Anderson     Nora and Ali Diab     Carson and Helmy Eltoukhy     Sara and Jason Maas

Celebrity Champions

Stanford Cheer

San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush Cheerleaders

In-Kind Donors



Host Committee

Megan and Jeff Bernstein
Rachael and Larry Bowman
Sabrina and Laurence Braham
Amy and Grady Burnett
Paula and Bandel Carano
Courtney and Michael Charney
Kelley and Kevin Clugage
Kate and Sol Coffino
Staci and Cary Cole
Michele and Ronny Conway
Suzanne and J. Crandall
Tiffany and Alex Cummins
Kate and Eric Dachs
Amy and Scott Darling
Lorraine Twohill and Peter Davis
Abby and Egon Durban
Susan Solinsky and Paul Duryea
Silvia and Paul Edwards
Didi and Greg Engel
Chandler and Oliver Evans
Masha and Dave Fisch
Ashley and Jake Flomenberg
Jackie and Adam Foroughi
Kristen and Brad Garlinghouse
Calla and Will Griffith
Gillian and John Growdon
Candice Uytengsu Hamilton
Sara and Russell Hirsch
Michelle Gilman Jasen and Richard Jasen
Raj and Lydia Kapoor
Puja and Samir Kaul
Heather and Marshall Koch
Laura and David Krane
Nicole Curran and Joe Lacob
Liz and Thomas Laffont
Elaine and Daniel Leff
Katherine Glass and P.J. Linarducci
Kelly and Steve Loughlin
Agatha and Steve Luczo
Meredith and John Meeks
Linda and Josh Mills
Meredith and Brian O’Malley
Janet and Tom Owen
Maria Piano
Kendra and Erik Ragatz
Parinaz Mohamadi and Mostafa Ronaghi
Claudia and Keith Ross
Stephanie and Ira Rothken
Sara and David Schnell
Leslie and Mike Schott
Sonia Arrison and Aydin Senkut
Margaret and Edward Sickel
Katie and JD Simpson
Lynn and Ray Tollner
Marisol and Zach Trailer
Charlotte and Alan Waxman
Angelique and Andrew Wilson
Jill and Nick Woodman
Jennifer and Ethan Zweig






12.17.13 Holiday Heroes 2013

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Wender Weis Foundation for Children (WWFC) is pleased to announce that its Fourth Annual Holiday Heroes celebration held on Monday, December 9, 2013 raised more than $100,000 to benefit eight Bay Area children’s organizations. In addition, WWFC proudly hosted 325 children from the benefiting charities for the grand holiday event at AT&T Park, and broke Holiday Heroes’ attendance records overall with nearly 1,400 guests including families, donors, and local athletes.

Holiday Heroes attendees mingled and noshed on ballpark fare, enjoyed rare behind-the-scenes access to AT&T Park, including the San Francisco Giants’ dugout and batting tunnels, and celebrated the holiday season with an array of activities and games such as holiday cookie decorating, teddy bear stuffing, face painting, photo/video booths, arts and crafts, and arcade games. Many attendees also had the chance to view the SF Giants’ two World Series Trophies.

Current and former Bay Area athletes that attended Holiday Heroes included San Francisco Giants’ relief pitcher George Kontos; NFL Hall of Famer Joe Montana; Oakland Raiders’ Cornerback & Special Teams Player Taiwan Jones; San Jose Earthquakes’ player Alan Gordon; U.S. figure skater and Olympic Gold Medalist Kristi Yamaguchi; U.S. hockey player, Olympian, and Stanley Cup Champion Bret Hedican; and U.S. skier and Olympic Gold Medalist Jonny Moseley.

“It was so gratifying to see the children’s faces light up as they met their favorite local sports heroes, who were each extremely caring, warm, and encouraging as they interacted with the kids,” said Amy Wender-Hoch, WWFC founder. “In addition, our generous sponsors provided activities and gifts for everyone who that helped create a one-of-a-kind experience and special holiday memories that will last a lifetime. I am very grateful and honored that so many came out to support Bay Area kids and help raise funds for the ultimate holiday gift – access to our community’s resources that help children grow their confidence and self-esteem so they can ultimately realize their dreams.”

WWFC also presented the foundation’s first-ever Inspiration Award to Jennifer and Joe Montana at the event, in honor of the couple’s philanthropic efforts and positive impact on the community through the Four Rings Montana Family Foundation.

Proceeds for this year’s Holiday Heroes will benefit the Junior Giants Baseball Program, 49ers Foundation, Holy Family Day Home, Raphael House, San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center, Always Dream Foundation, Fit Kids, and Four Rings Montana Family Foundation.