The San Francisco Giants 2014 World Championship Ring unveiled
Giants Community Fund to benefit from Ring Raffle
The San Francisco Giants today unveiled the 2014 World Championship Ring before a sold out crowd at AT&T Park.
Members of the 2014 team, coaches, field manager and trainers received their rings from Giants President & CEO Larry Baer and Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Brian Sabean during a pre-game ceremony. Giants Hall of Famers Gaylord Perry, Orlando Cepeda, Juan Marichal, Willie McCovey and Willie Mays also received their rings at the ceremony.
"We are incredibly fortunate to be living in a golden era of Giants baseball," said Baer. "This ring celebrates not only the 2014 championship, but also the journey this club has taken in winning three championships in five years. I know everyone in the organization - the players, coaches, owners and front office employees - will wear this ring with great pride."
Designed and produced by Tiffany & Co., the 2014 World Championship Ring pays tribute to the team's three world championships in five years and to the eight total championships in their 133-year history. It also honors the Giants' strong connection to the City and County of San Francisco and the community's strong bond with the team.
The face of the 14k white gold championship ring features the San Francisco "SF" logo set in 18k yellow gold with 55 round melee diamonds. A bezel reading "World Champions" is highlighted along both sides of the ring. The top bezel is set with three round diamonds and the bottom bezel is set with five round diamonds representing the three championships in the last five years and the eight total franchise world championships. One side of the ring features the player's name and number with the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. The other side celebrates the franchise's three recent World Series trophies.
"We are thrilled to celebrate with the City of San Francisco and the Giants on another championship season," said Victoria Reynolds, Group Director of Business Sales for Tiffany & Co. "We are honored to have created the last three championship rings which pay tribute to the Giants' dedication and performance on and off the field."
World Champions Ring Raffle to benefit the Giants Community Fund
The Giants Community Fund will once again be the beneficiary of a World Champions Ring Raffle. The raffle will be conducted by Celebrities for Charity and offers fans the chance to win a 2014 World Championship Ring, identical to the rings given to the players and coaches. The ring will be personalized with the winner's last name.
Raffle tickets and information are available online at sfgiants.com/ringraffle. Minimum purchase is $10. Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 18 at 6:00 pm PT and will close Sunday, June 21 at 8:59 pm PT. The winner will be announced during the Giants telecast on Tuesday, June 23.
About the Giants Community Fund
The Giants Community Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, works to enrich the lives of underserved youth through the Junior Giants leagues and other community initiatives. Junior Giants is a free, non-competitive, co-ed baseball program for underserved youth ages 5-18. Reaching over 22,000 kids in California, Nevada and Oregon, Junior Giants stresses the Four Bases of Character Development - Confidence, Integrity, Leadership and Teamwork - and offers programs in Education, Health and Bullying Prevention. For additional information on the Giants Community Fund and Junior Giants, visit www.jrgiants.org or call 877.JR.GIANT.
About the San Francisco Giants
One of the oldest franchises in Major League Baseball, the 133-year old franchise moved to San Francisco from New York in 1958. After playing a total of 42 years in Seals Stadium and Candlestick Park, the team moved to the privately constructed AT&T Park in 2000. The organization is widely recognized for its innovative business practices and baseball excellence. In 2010, the franchise was named the Sports Organization of the Year by Street & Smith's Sports Business Journal and in 2012 was named Organization of the Year by Baseball America.
Since opening its gates, AT&T Park has become internationally-renowned as a premier venue in the world of both sports and entertainment. On the diamond, more than 46 million spectators have witnessed a number of magical moments, including three World Series Championships in the past five years (2010, 2012 & 2014) and five playoff appearances. On June 13, 2012, the first-ever Perfect Game was thrown by Giants ace Matt Cain. In 2008, the Giants celebrated the team's 50th year in San Francisco and it was the center of the baseball universe when it hosted the 78th Major League Baseball All-Star Game on July 10, 2007. AT&T Park has also played host to some of music's biggest acts, including Beyoncé & Jay Z, Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band and Green Day.
Off the field, the Giants have one of the premier community outreach programs in professional sports, becoming the first team to implement a 100 percent participation program, involving every player, coach and uniformed staff member in at least one community project throughout the season. Through its community outreach programs, the Giants and the Giants Community Fund work with corporate and non-profit partners to raise awareness, educate and generate interest in a variety of issues important to both their fans and community including education/literacy, violence prevention, health and youth recreation and fitness.