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San Jose, CA– The San Jose Giants and naming rights partner, Excite Credit Union, announced today the Frontlines Meal Fund to support and show gratitude to personnel at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19. The Fund will provide meals to essential healthcare, police, fire and EMT personnel working tirelessly to combat this pandemic.
“Excite Credit Union and the San Jose Giants have spent years recognizing Hometown Heroes at the ballpark, and we are putting a new spin on these efforts in a time where our gratitude is greater than ever for these community heroes,” said Daniel Orum, San Jose Giants President and CEO. “While we yearn for summer days spent at the ballpark, we all recognize that will not be possible without the continued courage and bravery of people fighting on several fronts of this pandemic.
The Giants are encouraging fans and the local community to contribute to the cause by purchasing San Jose Giants merchandise, bidding on specialty auction item or donating meals directly. The San Jose Giants and Excite Credit Union will also match all fan donations.
“Our partnership with the SJ Giants is not just about baseball, but serving our community when there is a need. To us, helping provide meals for essential personnel through the Frontlines Meal Fund, is not an opportunity, but a responsibility. And a responsibility we perform gratefully,” said Brian Dorcy, Excite Credit Union President and CEO.
The following efforts have been set up to grow the Fund:
• Portion of all San Jose Giants Merchandise sales will go to the Frontlines Meal Fund
For every $40 spent, $10 will be put into the meal fund
• Special Online Auction featuring autographed items and Specialty Jerseys
100% of proceeds will go to meal fund
Auction Platform waiving all fees
Download Live Source App to bid
• Direct Donation – Fans can purchase the “meal fund” product in the San Jose Giants online Dugout Store
100% of purchase will be placed in fund
For every meal purchased fans will receive a $5 San Jose Giants food and beverage voucher
Meals will be purchased from local restaurants to provide support for longtime community partners impacted by the pandemic.
ABOUT THE SAN JOSE GIANTS
The San Jose Giants are a professional baseball team in the Class A Advanced California League and have been an affiliate of the San Francisco Giants since 1988. San Jose has won six California League Championships as a Giants affiliate (2010, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2001 and 1998) and eleven overall. The San Jose Giants have graduated 212 Major League players, 154 of whom have played or currently play for the San Francisco Giants. Excite Ballpark, the home of the San Jose Giants, first opened in 1942 and has seen nearly 8 million fans enter through its gates. The organization has been honored with the Larry MacPhail Award, presented to the club with the best creative marketing and promotions, and the President’s Trophy, granted to the most complete franchise in all of Minor League Baseball. For 2020 tickets or to reserve your group outing, please contact the San Jose Giants Box Office at _408_**.**297.1435_** _or visit us online at **sjgiants.com. San Jose Giants baseball in your backyard since 1942.
ABOUT EXCITE CREDIT UNION
Excite is a relatable, jean-wearing, never-boring, highly-caffeinated credit union. We’re made up of smart, friendly people who feel it’s our responsibility to take care of the neighborhoods we live in. And we want to give everyone the chance to build a financially stronger future – because together is the only way to step up to better.
Oh, we are also a very stable financially sound 68-year-old credit union with $500 million in assets and 40,000 neighbors (members). We serve our neighbors in nine counties – Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Mateo, San Francisco, Monterey, and Alameda counties in California – and New Hanover, Pender, and Brunswick counties in North Carolina. We also offer the same great benefits to over 400 of our business friends. We’d be happy for you to visit us at excitecu.org. Federally insured by NCUA.