The Guardsmen Celebrity Dinner and Sports Auction has been a signature fundraising activity of The Guardsmen for twenty-eight years and is the premier charity sports auctions in the country. The Sports Auction typically raises enough money to send over 1,000 at-risk youth in the greater San Francisco Bay Area to summer camp and we are targeting even more this year. Proceeds from the event also benefit the Guardsmen’s long-time partner, the Giants Community Fund.
Duane Kuiper is a seven-time Emmy award-winning broadcaster for the San Francisco Giants. On November 1, 2010, Kuiper made the historic call for the final out of Game 5 of the 2010 World Series that resulted in the Giants’ first title since 1954. In addition to his legendary broadcasting career, Duane played eleven season in Major League Baseball as a second baseman for the Cleveland Indians and San Francisco Giants.
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Thank you to our amazing 2016 Sponsors. Your generosity directly benefited over 1000 at-risk Bay Area youth.
Thank you, BlackRock, for being 2016’s Big Hitter. Your long-standing and strong support of The Guardsmen and The Giants Community Fund has provided for hundreds of at-risk Bay Area youth!
Sports Auction Co-Chair, Mike Hall, presenting the Big Hitter award to Robert Fischbach, Head of Bank Wealth Management at BlackRock
The Guardsmen is a group of Bay Area men mobilizing their significant talents and resources to enhance and improve the lives of at-risk youth. This all-volunteer organization, founded in 1947, provides access to high-quality educational and outdoor activities for inner-city youth. The opportunities created through The Guardsmen’s scholarship and campership programs mean that every year kids who otherwise would not have a chance at success are given the opportunity to excel as productive members of society. Sometimes that support means giving kids a chance to “just be kids,” by giving them their first experience to hike, bike, or play a game of softball in the great outdoors. Sometimes that support means the difference between attending a low-performing public school, and access to a higher-quality private education and the life-changing course such an opportunity creates.
Please visit www.Guardsmen.org to learn more.