The San Francisco Giants on Wednesday asked their fans to join them in assisting with the ongoing relief effort in the region of the Philippines that was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.
“The Bay Area Filipino community is a member of the Giants family, and it is important they know we are here for them during these challenging times," Giants president and CEO Larry Baer said. "We share in the sadness and shock of the entire world by the typhoon’s devastation in the Philippines. We hope that we can assist in the recovery and relief efforts by reaching out to our fans and encouraging them to remember those whose lives have been affected by the disaster."
The team has joined with its local Filipino Community partners to assist in the recovery efforts. Fans can help in the following ways:
1. Donate at least $30 to the relief effort and receive a limited edition Filipino Heritage/SF tee-shirt. The Giants have created a special tee-shirt in support of the relief efforts. Fans can make a $30 donation to the Giants Community Fund at any Giants Dugout Store or at sfgiants.com/relief. Proceeds from the tee-shirts sales will benefit UNICEF and Feed the Hungry – Philippines.
2. Support the 2014 Filipino Heritage Nights on May 12 and August 15 at AT&T Park. The Giants will donate proceeds from ticket sales to the 2014 Filipino Heritage Nights on May 12 and August 15 at AT&T Park to the relief effort. Tickets for those events will go on sale on Friday, November 29 at sfgiants.com/specialevents.
3. Join the Giants in donating directly to one of the following agencies who are assisting with the relief effort.
San Francisco Giants media services contributed to this report