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San Jose, CA– On Friday, July 21, the San Jose Giants will welcome to Municipal Stadium local police officers, fire fighters, EMT’s, and paramedics along with all the brave men and women who serve and protect our community for First Responder’s Night, presented by Alliance Credit Union. During the game, our team will don fire-department-inspired jerseys which fans can bid on with proceeds benefiting the San Jose Fire Department Los Bomberos. Additionally, all first responders who show their badge or ID at the Box Office will receive complimentary admission for themselves and their families.
The San Jose Giants are also proud to announce that they have collaborated with the San Jose Police Department in releasing an all-new, SJPD-themed, On-field New Era 59FIFTY cap for First Responder’s Night. The navy colored hat features the San Jose Police emblem and yellow ‘PD’ lettering with the team’s ‘SJ’ logo in white. Beginning July 21, fans can purchase the SJPD New Era fitted hat in the San Jose Giants Dugout Store. All first responders will receive a special 10% discount. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each hat will go to benefit the Police Amateur Athletics Foundation (PAAF).
“We are grateful to have had the opportunity to team with the San Jose Police Department in designing this new hat and will wear them proudly in recognition of the police department and all that they do to serve and protect our town,” said Juliana Paoli, Senior Vice President of Communications and Chief Marketing Officer. “I would encourage fans to pick up a cap of their own and show their pride for our local law enforcement. Not only is it great looking but each purchase will also benefit an incredibly praiseworthy foundation.”
The San Jose Giants are also proud to collaborate with the San Jose Fire Department for the second consecutive season in deputing an on-field SJFD-inspired jersey. Fans will have the opportunity to bid on these jerseys and take them right off our Giant’s backs and receive an autograph after the game on the field. Proceeds will benefit the San Jose Fire Department Los Bomberos Toy Drive. Los Bomberos grants the gift of Christmas to thousands of families in our community every holiday.
Additionally, the San Jose Giants are teaming up with one of their partners, Strike Brewing Company, to help raise awareness and funds for the night. On Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22, Strike will be handing out BOGO tickets at their taproom, located on South 10th Street, and be donating $1 for every pint of their newest beer poured, Night Train 26 Pale Ale, to the San Jose Firefights Burn Foundation. Furthermore, during the San Jose Giants game on First Responder’s Night, Strike will be pouring Night Train 26 Pale Ale out of the Strike Brewing Stand at Municipal Stadium.
Other highlights of the evening include a special pregame ceremony with first responder vehicles lining the field; an SJPD Air Two Helicopter landing; ceremonial first pitches featuring the Assistant Chief of Police, Dave Knof; the SJFD Chief Curtis Jacobson and Alliance Credit Union President and CEO, Brian Dorcy; an Alliance Credit Union Hometown Hero presentation and postgame fireworks. The Giants will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers affiliate, the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. First pitch is at 7:00 PM and gates open at 5:30 PM. For more information on tickets, call 408.297.1435 or visit sjgiants.com.
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