Contact the Giants Community Fund staff regarding Junior Giants baseball
Giants Community Fund Hotline: 1.877.JR.GIANT
Paul Giuliacci, Associate Director
Dana Melani, Junior Giants Coordinator
Nicole Zongus, Junior Giants Coordinator
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Junior Giants, the flagship program of the Giants Community Fund, is a free, non-competitive and innovative baseball program for boys and girls ages 5-18 years old.
In 1994, the Fund sought a program that would give at-risk kids a meaningful partnership with community-based organizations and provide an alternative to drugs, gangs and crime. The Junior Giants Program was therefore established and now serves 20,000 children in 85 leagues across California and into Nevada and Oregon. The Community Fund provides all of the uniforms, equipment, and training necessary to run a league as well as tickets to select Giants games so the youth can experience a Major League Baseball game.
But more important than the fundamentals of baseball, Junior Giants focuses on the four bases of character development -- Confidence, Integrity, Leadership and Teamwork -- and offers programs in Education, Health and Violence Prevention. This framework is integrated into the Junior Giants handbook distributed to all of the kids and parents.
This program, presented by Bank of America, welcomes kids from all backgrounds and encourages them to live healthy and productive lives by getting outside and playing baseball!