Giants tee up for charity in McCovey Classic

Giants tee up for charity in McCovey Classic

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants teed off for charity Thursday at the Willie McCovey Golf Classic, raising more than $110,000 for the Giants Community Fund and the Junior Giants program.

Held at San Francisco's TPC Harding Park, the classic gave golfers the opportunity to play with Giants alumni, team executives and other celebrities while raising money for charity. Guests included Joe Morgan, Will Clark, Shawn Estes, J.T. Snow, Mark Gardner, Lon Simmons, Vida Blue, Orlando Cepeda and, of course, Willie McCovey, the event's Hall of Fame namesake.

The 150 participants were treated to 18 holes of golf, premium tee prizes, lunch from McCovey's Restaurant and Compadres Rio Grille, a reception and an awards dinner, along with the opportunity to meet Giants legends from several decades.

The annual tournament is one of the Giants Community Fund's key fundraising events, as proceeds go toward the Junior Giants -- a free, non-competitive baseball program for boys and girls ages 5-18 that reaches more than 17,000 children in California, Nevada and Oregon and provides assistance to community initiatives for education, health and violence prevention.

The Community Fund has donated more than $13 million to community programs since 1991.