04/09/2011 9:27 PM ET
The San Francisco Giants World Series champions ring unveiled
Giants Community Fund to raffle player ring to benefit Junior Giants
The San Francisco Giants today unveiled the 2010 World Championship Ring before a sold out crowd at AT&T Park.
Members of the 2010 team, coaches, manager, general manager and trainers received their rings on the field from Giants Managing General Partner & CEO Bill Neukom and President and COO Larry Baer. Mike Murphy, Giants clubhouse manager who has been with the team since 1958, was the first ring recipient, followed by Senior Vice President and General Manager Brian Sabean and Field Manager Bruce Bochy.
"A World Series Championship Ring is a prized possession," said Neukom. "We are presenting our players and members of the Giants organization with a tangible tribute that commemorates the first Major League Baseball World Championship in San Francisco."
Designed and produced by Tiffany & Co., the 2010 San Francisco Giants World Series Champions Ring is designed to be a classic, elegant piece of fine-jewelry with homage to the rings from earlier eras. The original inspiration was the Giants 1933 World Series ring with a modern interpretation.
The Tiffany & Co. championship ring is primarily made from white gold. The ring top holds the "SF" logo set with round diamonds encircled by a bezel of yellow gold, flanked by two round diamonds.
One shank has the year 2010 flanking a yellow gold tower of the Golden Gate Bridge -- the iconic symbol of San Francisco. The other shank has the recipient's name in a ribbon over the World Series trophy. Within the top of the trophy is one mandarin orange spessartite representing the San Francisco championship and at the base of the trophy are five diamonds representing the five New York championships.
"Tiffany & Co. has a long standing heritage of designing the most revered symbols of athletic achievement," said Tom O'Rourke, vice president of Tiffany & Co. "We are proud to celebrate the accomplishments of the 2010 San Francisco Giants with the creation of these championship rings. Each ring was produced with the highest level of quality and craftsmanship that pays tribute to the team's dedication and to the thrill of victory."
World Series Ring Raffle to benefit Giants Community Fund
Tiffany & Co. has generously donated a ring to be raffled off with proceeds benefitting the Giants Community Fund. The Giants World Series Ring Raffle offers fans the chance to win a 2010 World Series Championship ring, identical to the rings given to Giants players and coaches. The ring will be personalized with the winner's last name.
Raffle tickets and information are available online at sfgiants.com/ringraffle. Minimum purchase is $10. Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 9 at 7:00pm PST and will close Tuesday, July 26 at 11:59pm ET. The lucky winner will be announced during the Giants telecast on Wednesday, July 27th.
About the Giants Community Fund
The Giants Community Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, works to enrich the lives of underserved youth through the Junior Giants leagues and other community initiatives. Junior Giants is a free, non-competitive, co-ed baseball program for underserved youth ages 5-18. Reaching over 17,000 kids in California, Nevada and Oregon, Junior Giants stresses the Four Bases of Character Development - Confidence, Integrity, Leadership and Teamwork - and offers programs in Education, Health and Violence Prevention. For additional information on the Giants Community Fund and Junior Giants, visit www.jrgiants.org or call 877.JR.GIANT.
About the San Francisco Giants
The San Francisco Giants of the National League is one of the oldest franchises in Major League Baseball. Boasting a 128-year history, the team moved to San Francisco from New York in 1958 playing a total of 42 years in Seals Stadium and Candlestick Park before moving to AT&T Park in 2000.
Since opening its gates, AT&T Park has become internationally-renowned as a premier venue in the world of both sports and entertainment. On the diamond, more than 34 million spectators have witnessed a number of magical moments and four playoff appearances, including in 2010 when the Giants became the World Series champions for the first time since moving West. In 2008, the Giants celebrated the team's 50th year in San Francisco and it was the center of the baseball universe when it hosted the 78th Major League Baseball All-Star Game on July 10, 2007. AT&T Park has also played host to some of music's biggest acts, including the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band and Green Day.
Off the field, the Giants have one of the premier community outreach programs in professional sports, becoming the first team to implement a 100 percent participation program, involving every player, coach and uniformed staff member in at least one community project throughout the season. Through its community outreach programs, the Giants and the Giants Community Fund work with corporate and non-profit partners to raise awareness, educate and generate interest in a variety of issues important to both their fans and community including education/literacy, violence prevention, health and youth recreation and fitness.
About Tiffany & Co.
TIFFANY & CO. operates jewelry and specialty retail stores and manufactures products through its subsidiary corporations. Its principal subsidiary is Tiffany and Company. The Company operates TIFFANY & CO. retail stores and boutiques in the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe and engages in direct selling through Internet, catalogue and business gift operations. For additional information, please visit tiffany.com.