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February 12, 2013 > Local school awarded Wells Fargo grant

Local school awarded Wells Fargo grant

Submitted By Mariana Phipps, Photo By: Frank Jang

On January 25, San Francisco Giants shortstop, Brandon Crawford, Wells Fargo and KNBR (Radio) announced the recipients of the KNBR Step Up to the Plate for Education grants program funded by Wells Fargo.

Through an open community nomination process, schools applied to receive grants. A total of $75,000 in grants was awarded to 20 Bay Area schools to support athletics, arts and community-based programs.

In the greater Tri-City area, Hillview Crest Elementary School (Hayward) was selected. World Series champion Brandon Crawford congratulated all the winners and took photographs with them at the ceremony held at AT&T Park.

Wells Fargo invests in communities where its team members and customers live and work. This is one of many programs that Wells Fargo funds to provide resources so that students can succeed academically, and build brighter futures.

"When kids win in the classroom, communities prosper," said Mike Billeci, president of Wells Fargo's San Francisco Bay region. "I am glad that we are able to provide $75,000 to schools throughout the Bay Area so children have the resources to succeed."

"I am privileged to play for the San Francisco Giants and win the World Series with my hometown team," said Brandon Crawford. "I am excited to be a part of Wells Fargo's Step Up to the Plate for Education program. As a Bay Area native, it is an honor to be part of a program that gives back to the Bay Area schools. Looking back, it all started with education and the opportunities afforded to me in academics and athletics. Through the program's efforts, I am pleased to know that more Bay Area kids will have the opportunity to expand their academic and athletic horizons."

Hillview Crest Elementary received $3,000 from Wells Fargo. The school will use the funds to provide a field trip to Sacramento for the 4th and 5th grade classes and Student Council, to hold a mock-Presidential election and learn about government.

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