The Wender Weis Foundation For Children recently gathered at Le Club with members of their Holiday Heroes Host Committee and guests in anticipation of the upcoming Holiday Heroes fundraiser, which is scheduled on December 7th, 2010 at AT&T Park.
Champagne, and delicious hors d’oeuvres were enjoyed by all as they mingled in Le Club’s intimate Nob Hill setting, celebrating the upcoming event.
Known as the “ultimate holiday party for all ages”, the Holiday Heroes party benefits several Bay Area children’s charities.
This year’s beneficiaries include the Junior Giants Baseball, flagship program of the Giant’s Community Fund, the Always Dream Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, Rafael House and the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center.
Celebrity Chairs U.S. Olympian Kristi Yamaguchi and her husband, NFL Hockey Great, Bret Hedican, and U.S. Olympian Brandi Chastain join Patricia Ferrin Loucks and Charles Loucks and Carla Zuber and Christopher Zuber again as event co-chairs.
Local sports celebrities from the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, and San Francisco Giants, to be announced soon, will also join in the festivities. Susan Solinsky Duryea and Paul Duryea and Lori Puccinelli Stern and Peter Stern will return as Honorary Chairs. Additionally, expect to see some of your favorite team mascots, costumed characters, and 49ers Goldrush cheerleaders.
The festive evening kicks off at 4:30 PM with a private VIP reception in the Giants Clubhouse for WWFC’s most generous contributors with the opportunity to meet and mingle with Bay Area sports stars.
At 5:30 PM, the doors open for the main event on the Club Level offering classic holiday fun for all including rare access to the SF Giants dugout and batting tunnels, ballpark fare & drinks, kids’ activities, a photo booth, video games courtesy of Arcade Party, and a fabulous silent auction, featuring over 100 items.
For more information on Holiday Heroes, please call Amy Wender-Hoch at 650-321-4142, or visit www.holidayheroes.org
ABOUT THE WENDER WEIS FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN
The Wender Weis Foundation for Children (WWFC), founded in 1994 by then 23-year-old Stanford University and Northwestern (Kellogg) MBA graduate Amy Wender-Hoch, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to assisting at-risk children to develop self-esteem, confidence and a sense of camaraderie. WWFC partners with organizations that address the emotional and psychological needs of children in crisis as well as their physical needs for shelter and care. WWFC raises funds and awareness for these groups through its annual Halloween Heroes and Holiday Heroes fundraising events.
The WWFC hosted their “Halloween Heroes” event annually in the Bay Area from 1996 until 2008. In 2009, they decided to shift the focus to the holidays by replacing their Halloween Heroes event with Holiday Heroes.