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Press Release

06/17/2008 10:09 AM ET
Giants players create lasting memories for San Francisco area children
"Buses for Baseball" program gives underprivileged kids the chance to watch a Major League baseball game

San Francisco -- Prior to tonight’s game at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Giants players Rich Aurilia, Matt Cain, Ray Durham, Bengie Molina, Aaron Rowand, Tyler Walker, Randy Winn and Barry Zito will provide everlasting memories to a group of local children as the Major League Baseball Players Trust’s “Buses for Baseball” program motors into the Bay Area.

Courtesy of the players’ charitable foundation, children from Volunteers of America Bay Area, a non-profit organization committed to serving people in need, will receive round-trip transportation to the game, meet the players, and receive free tickets, food, beverages and souvenirs. “Buses for Baseball” will provide many of the children with their first chance to attend a Major League Baseball game.

This season, “Buses for Baseball”, a program administered by the Players Trust and underwritten by Majestic Athletic, a division of VF Imagewear, Inc., will provide transportation and personal greetings for more than 1,500 underprivileged children attending Major League Baseball games as invited guests of their big league heroes.

The Players Trust enjoys support from the San Francisco Giants organization in providing this unique, up close and personal opportunity to share the thrill of Major League Baseball with those less fortunate.