FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
To: All News Media
From: San Francisco Giants
Re: SFPD to return Hunter Pence’s Stolen Scooter to Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area
When: Thursday, April 7, 10:00 a.m.
Where: AT&T Park – Fan Lot – Media Credentials Required*
Enter through Media Gate on Third Street, next to the Giants Dugout Store; proceed to Fan Lot on the Promenade Level in left field.
*Giants media credentials are required to cover the event. Please note that if you already have been issued a daily credential for Opening Day or have a 2016 Giants season credential you do not need anything else. Please contact Maria Jacinto at email@example.com to request a credential.
The San Francisco Police Department announced yesterday that it had recovered the motorized scooter donated by Hunter Pence to Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area. The scooter – which was autographed by Hunter Pence -- was stolen from the Make-A-Wish offices after being auctioned off for charity last year. It had been held in the office for the winning bidder to pick up. Chief Greg Suhr and Officer Raymond Padmore of the SFPD and representatives from the San Francisco Giants will return the scooter to Patricia Wilson, Executive Director/CEO of Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area and to the family of the winning bidder.
About Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area
Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. In 2016 Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area celebrates 32 years fulfilling magical wishes. During its first year of operation, in 1984, the chapter granted 27 wishes. Now one of the largest chapters nationwide, the Greater Bay Area grants over 370 wishes per year and has granted over 7,200 wishes to date. The chapter covers 17 Northern California counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Marin, Monterey, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Siskiyou, Solano and Sonoma. The goal of Make-A-Wish is to grant a wish to every eligible child in its territory. Anyone can suggest a child for a wish. For more information or to refer a child for a wish, please call 415/982-9474 or visit www.SF.Wish.org.
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