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SF Giants and Wells Fargo Go to Bat for RWC School

A Redwood City high school will received funding to support athletics and other programs thanks to a grants from the San Francisco Giants and Wells Fargo.

Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford and bank representatives presented the checks to principals, teachers and students at a ceremony at AT&T Park Wednesday morning  Photo: Wells Fargo
Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford and bank representatives presented the checks to principals, teachers and students at a ceremony at AT&T Park Wednesday morning Photo: Wells Fargo

The San Francisco Giants have partnered with Wells Fargo to provide $100,000 in education grants to 25 Bay Area schools.
           
Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford and bank representatives presented the checks to principals, teachers and students at a ceremony at AT&T Park this morning. The checks were for amounts ranging from $1,000 to
$5,000.

Compass High School in Redwood City received a check for $5,000.
           
The event was part of the "Step Up to the Plate for Education" program, in which schools from Redwood City, Menlo Park, Oakland, Antioch, Fairfield, Napa,  San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Rosa and other cities are receiving funding to support athletics and other school programming.
           
The schools -- which include parochial, independent and public schools -- were nominated by community members earlier this year. Schools could also apply for grants online.

 “When kids win in the classroom, communities benefit,” said Michael F. Billeci, president of Wells Fargo’s San Francisco Bay region. “I am glad that we are able to provide $100,000 to schools throughout the Bay Area so that children have additional resources to flourish.” 
           
At today's event, attendees were able to take a photograph with Crawford after a breakfast at the stadium.

Bay City News added to this report
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