March 19, 2013 > World Series trophies visit Hayward
World Series trophies visit Hayward
Submitted By Mike Heightchew
Photos By Mike Heightchew
A large crowd started to form in front of the Hayward City Hall Rotunda about one hour before the Giants were scheduled to unveil their 2010 and 2012 World Series trophies. Excitement was palpable as people of all ages took advantage of a rare opportunity to have their picture taken with the awards. Hayward Police Lieutenant Sheryl Boykins and others on the Hayward Junior Giants staff were on hand to watch as the culmination of their efforts to bring the trophies to a local venue were rewarded by the attendance of approximately 1500 enthusiastic fans. The trophy tour has almost completed its tour of 85 cities. After final visits to the World Baseball Classic in San Francisco, Tracy, San Mateo and San Rafael, it will complete its journey March 26 in Medford, Oregon.
The Junior Giants program has been a great benefit to the local program by providing equipment, uniforms, training and coaching for local youth.