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Giants welcome Indians and Padres to town


The Giants return to AT&T Park for a six-game homestand against the Cleveland Indians (April 25-27) and the San Diego Padres (April 28-30).

On Friday, April 25, the Giants will host Golf Night at AT&T Park. Special event ticket holders will receive a limited edition Lou Seal plush golf head cover. Partial proceeds from every special event ticket sold will benefit non-profits in the golf community. The first 40,000 fans will receive a Duane Kuiper Homerun Bobblehead, presented by Comcast SportsNet.

Saturday, April 26, is the 60th Anniversary of the 1954 Giants. The first 30,000 fans will receive a 1954 Replica World Series Ring, presented by AT&T.

Sunday, April 27, is Little League Day at AT&T Park. Prior to the game, little leaguers who purchased special event tickets will be able to attend a Q&A session with current Giants players and coaches and participate in a parade around the warning track. The first 7,500 fans ages 14-and-under will receive a Pablo Sandoval Kids Bat, presented by Diamond of California. Following the game, all kids 14-years and younger are invited to come run the bases.

The Giants wrap up their homestand with a three-game series against the Padres (April 28-30). On Monday, April 28, the Giants will host Korean Heritage Night. Golfing legend, Se-Ri Pak, a 2007 inductee of the LPGA and World Golf Hall of Fame, will be in attendance to throw out the first pitch. Prior to the game, Korean cultural performances will take place on the field for fans to enjoy. Fans who purchase a special event ticket will receive a collector's edition Se-Ri Pak Bobblehead.

Tuesday, April 29, is Chinese Heritage Night, presented by Graton Resort & Casino. Special event ticket holders will receive a Giants-themed "Year of the Horse" item. Partial proceeds from each special event ticket sold will benefit local Chinese base charities. All fans will be able to enjoy pre-game cultural entertainment, including drummers, dragon lion dancers and fan and ribbon dancers. On Tuesday, the Giants will also host a Sports Antique Show for special event ticket holders from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in Seals Plaza. Fans who purchase a special event ticket will receive a Chumlee Bobblehead and have an opportunity to showcase their items at the pre-game antique show, where Chumlee, a cast member on the History Channel's show Pawn Stars, will be serving as the curator.

It is also Say Hey Tuesday as CSN Bay Area will host Yahoo! Sports Talk Live from Willie Mays Plaza. Fans are invited to come out early and watch their favorite sports analysts.

Wednesday, April 30, is the Giants annual Until There's A Cure Night, raising awareness of prevention education, care and services, in an effort to help find a cure for AIDS, presented by the Giants Community Fund and Gilead. A portion of every special event ticket sold will go directly to the Until There's A Cure Foundation. The first 20,000 fans in attendance will receive an Until There's A Cure postcard.

Wednesday is also Irish Heritage Night at AT&T Park. Special event ticket packages include admission to the Irish Heritage Night pre-game party in Seal Plaza from 5:00-7:00 p.m. and an Irish-themed Giants T-shirt. Partial proceeds from each special event ticket sold will benefit local Irish charities. All fans will be able to enjoy an on-field performance by Healy Irish dancers prior to the game.

In addition on Wednesday, Sharon Robinson, Consultant, Community Affairs and Educational Programming for Major League Baseball and daughter of Jackie Robinson will honor Raymond Beasley V, a 5th grade student from R. Paul Krey Elementary School in Brentwood, in a pregame ceremony. Raymond is the winner of the Breaking Barriers Essay Contest which encourages children to write about barriers and obstacles they have faced or are still facing in their lives and how they used the values exemplified by Jackie Robinson to deal with those barriers or obstacles.  

Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life was established in 1997 as Major League Baseball's cornerstone educational program. Since its inception, Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life, in conjunction with Sharon Robinson and Scholastic (the global children's publishing, education and media company), has reached more than 22 million children and 2.9 million educators in the continental United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The Breaking Barriers essay contest asks students in grades four through nine to submit an essay about barriers, or obstacles they have faced or are still facing in their lives, and how they overcame those obstacles using the values demonstrated by Jackie Robinson: commitment, citizenship, courage, determination, excellence, justice, persistence, teamwork and integrity.

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