Welcome to The San Jose Giant Race benefiting the Giants Community Fund and the Junior Giants program! We're pumped that you've chosen to participate in this great event, enjoy an intimate running/baseball experience at San Jose Municipal Stadium, and of course help raise much needed funds for such a great cause.
To help sweeten the pot, we’ve added some special gifts to help you reaching your fundraising goals. Once you hit your goal, you will receive only the item level you fundraised for, not all the items below that level. Prizes will be available for pick up at the post-race party on the field, so make sure to stop by the Community Fund booth after your run!
$50 – Brandon Crawford Bobblehead
$250 – Baseball autographed by Brandon Crawford
$500 – Bat autographed by Brandon Crawford
GIANTS COMMUNITY FUND OVERVIEW
The Giants Community Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, collaborates with the Giants organization by using baseball as a forum to encourage underserved youth and their families to live healthy, productive lives. The Fund supports Junior Giants leagues throughout Northern California, Nevada and Oregon and provides assistance to targeted community initiatives in the areas of education, health and violence prevention.
Since its inception in 1991, the Fund has donated over $28 million to community efforts. The Fund is managed by a 30-member Board of Directors and is sustained by contributions from individuals, businesses and foundations through a number of special partnerships and fundraisers.
In 1994, the Board of Directors of the Fund decided that in order to make a significant and lasting impact in the lives of our children, the Fund needed to focus the majority of its resources on an effective and wide-reaching youth program. The Fund sought to create a program that would give at-risk kids a meaningful partnership with community-based organizations. In doing so, the Fund could play a part in helping to end the cycle of violence. Therefore, the Junior Giants Program was established as our flagship program.
JUNIOR GIANTS OVERVIEW
Junior Giants is a free, noncompetitive and coed baseball program for underserved youth, ages 5-18. Working together with local agencies, families and volunteers, Junior Giants reaches into communities and offers youth a chance to learn the basics of baseball during the summer while also discovering the importance of self-esteem and respect.
Entering its 25th season, Junior Giants annually serves over 24,000 participants in 90 leagues. Junior Giants is more than just baseball and offers several distinct programs to further enrich a player’s experience. Players learn the Junior Giants Four Bases of Character Development: Confidence, Integrity, Leadership and Teamwork, as well as the importance of Education, Health and Bullying Prevention.
Giant Race Team