Giants to collect gloves for kids

Giants to collect gloves for kids

SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants fans with new or gently used gloves can help support the Junior Giants on Saturday as part of the Junior Giants Glove Drive at AT&T Park.

Junior Giants is a youth baseball organization with about 16,000 players in California, Nevada and Oregon, but of that number, more than 6,200 players do not have gloves.

The drive, presented by Bank of America, greatly enhances the quality of play for the Junior Giants, 75 percent of whom would not be able to play baseball without the program.

After Saturday's game, supporters of the Giants Community Fund also can take part in a postgame live action, featuring memorabilia, with Giants players and wives.

Those who donate gloves, or give $10 or more, will receive a commemorative "Pandoval" pin feature Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval.