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Holiday Heroes 2015 was a Splendid Success

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We can’t thank all the amazing volunteers, celebrity heroes, generous sponsors and wonderful committee members who make Holiday Heroes happen enough. You make it possible for us to bring joy into so many children’s lives throughout the year. Over 300 at-risk kids were able to attend Holiday Heroes 2015 and share in the join in this special evening.

On December 7, 2015, children and families gathered at AT&T Park for an evening of holiday magic. Holiday Heroes attendees were able to enjoy rare access to the SF Giants’ dugout and batting tunnels, ballpark fare and beverages, plus activities such as holiday cookie decorating, teddy bear stuffing, face painting, photo/video booths, and a silent auction. Children and families had exclusive opportunity to meet local sports athletes while celebrating the holiday season.

2015 Beneficiaries include Giants Community Fund, 49ers Foundation, Warriors Community Foundation, Always Dream Foundation, Sharks Foundation, San Jose Earthquakes Community Fund, Fit Kids Foundation, Charlotte and Gwenyth Gray Foundation.

Our 2015 Inspiration Award Recipients were Kristi Yamaguchi & Bret Hedican for the wonderful work they perform with Always Dream Foundation.

2015 Celebrities Heroes include current and former players from the Golden State Warriors, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, San Francisco Giants, San Jose Barracuda and San Jose Earthquakes. In attendance included Dennis Brown, San Francisco 49ers Alumnus; Adonal Foyle, Golden State Warriors Alumnus; Eric Heitmann, San Francisco 49ers Alumus; Chris Heston, San Francisco Giants; Carlos Hyde, San Francisco 49ers; Noah Lowry, San Francisco Giants Alumnus; Jonny Moseley, US Olympic Skiing; Shayne Skov, San Francisco 49ers; Khari Stephenson, San Jose Earthquakes; Donald Strickland, San Francisco 49ers Alumnus; Kristen Sze, ABC7 news anchor; Justin Tuck, Oakland Raiders; Tyler Walker, San Francisco Giants Alumnus; Michael Wilhoite, San Francisco 49ers; and Chris Wondolowski, San Jose Earthquakes.

The Holiday Heroes 2015 Event Chairpersons were the wonderful Letitia and Michael Kim. And the 2015 Honorary Chairpersons were Donna Hoghooghi, Ted Bartlett and Darayn Hickingbotham.

The 2015 Host Committee included Jordan Adair, Katie and Colin Anderson, Kris and James Anthony, Joanne Pasternack and Robert Bardin, Jamie and William Bartlett, Stefanie Lingle Beasley and Greg Beasley, Carol Benz, Meg and Craige Bertero, Kathy Huber and Larry Binkley, Joy Boatwright, Krista Jeannotte and Drew Burgasser, Amy and Grady Burnett, Hilary Newsom Callan and Geoff Callan, Paula and Bandel Carano, An and Clement Chen, Sandra and Harry Cheung, Kate and Sol Coffino, Christine and Kevin Considine, Jennifer and Matthew Cook, Courtney and Seth Dallaire, Hope Daly, Rebecca and Will Dearie, Karen and Kirk Dizon, Susan Solinsky and Paul Duryea, Didi and Greg Engel, Chandler and Oliver Evans, Pam and Fred Ferroggiaro, Patty Rock and John Fetzer, Staci and Jonathan Friesel, Lita Sam-Vargas and Alan Gevins, Calla and Will Griffith, Jessica and J Hickingbotham, Lesley Hu, Michelle and Justin Hughes, Ashley Hunter, Michelle Gilman Jasen and Rich Jasen, Sylvia and Jeffrey Keller, Camille Kennedy, Elaine Foreman and Dimitry Kushlevesky, Anya and Nils Levine, Patricia Ferrin Loucks, Alison and Michael Mauzé, Kathleen and Kevin McDonough, Jennifer and Taylor Nagle, Elyse and Michael O’Sullivan, Leslie and Scott Olrich, Katie and Matt Paige, Kaylene and Rajiv Patel, Amy and Garrett Price, Wendy Reicher, Stasia and Derek Reisfield, Kate Gundlach Roberts and Jeff Roberts, Janine and Andy Rogers, Laureen and Bob Schiller, Nicole and Robert Simon, Katie and JD Simpson, Renée and Michael Sitzman, Tracy Skytt, Kate and Ted Smith, Lisa and Jeff Smith, Maja and Adam Smith, Claire and Holden Spaht, Lori Puccinelli Stern and Peter Stern, Katie and Todd Traina, Claire and Hans Tung, Elizabeth Vobach, Lisa Podos and Mike Wais, Margit Wennmachers, Andrea and Mark Zola.

2015 Special Holiday Visitors included Lou Seal, Oski, Q, S.J. Sharkie, Sourdough Sam, Stomper and the San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush Cheerleaders.

Holiday Heroes Returns to AT&T Park

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Holiday Heroes is a fun, family-friendly evening at AT&T Park, raising funds and awareness for at-risk children in the San Francisco Bay Area. Guests are treated to an array of arts & crafts activities, video games, photo opportunities, food and beverages, a candy bar, a silent auction, rare access to the San Francisco Giants batting tunnels and dugout, and the chance to meet their real life sports heroes and team mascots. We create joyful memories for all who attend.

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

pac-union          classpass-sponsor

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