Northern California Firefighters, San Francisco Giants Come Together to Support Foundation

It was a great day for baseball in the City by the Bay during this year’s Firefighter Appreciation Night with the San Francisco Giants benefitting the California Fire Foundation, with more than 3,400 firefighters and family members in attendance.

firefighter appreciation photo_3Clad in orange and black, attendees packed into AT&T Park’s Seal Plaza for pre-game festivities that included an up-close-and-personal performance by the Pipes and Drums of the California Professional Firefighters.

Later in the evening, Foundation Chair Lou Paulson and Foundation Executive Director Hedi Jalon were given an on-the-field welcome before the Pipes and Drums gave an encore performance to the more than 42,000 fans that came to see the World Champion Giants take on the New York Mets.

firefighter appreciation photo_1More than $11,000 was raised for the California Fire Foundation, furthering their mission to provide emotional and financial assistance to families of fallen firefighters, firefighters themselves and the communities they protect.

The San Francisco event was the second in a series of a 2015 Firefighter Appreciation Nights, with the first 2015 event being hosted by the Los Angeles Dodgers back in June. To see pictures from that event, click here.