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San Francisco Giants World Series Trophy is Coming to Daly City

The San Francisco Giants World Series Championship Trophy is coming to Daly City from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 18, 2011.  Giants fans can get an up-close view of the trophy when it comes to City Hall, 333 90th Street.  This once in a lifetime opportunity is free to the public.  Parking around the Daly City Civic Center is limited, so fans are encouraged to carpool or take public transit (SamTrans Route 121 stops at Edgeworth Avenue and 90th Street).

“For more than 52 years, our dedicated fans have supported us through thick and thin,” said Giants Managing General Partner and CEO Bill Neukom.  “The trophy belongs to them as much as it belongs to us, and we want to thank our fans by extending the World Champions celebration throughout Giants country.”
 
Since this is a first for the Giants, they are not sure how many people will visit the trophy, but initial “viewing” parties were tremendously popular with fans.  The Giants are going to do their best to accommodate everybody, but the lines will be managed on a first-come, first-served basis in whatever manner is necessary to keep the viewing on schedule and to ensure the safety of those in line.  Of course, there are some rules to follow.  Rule 1:  You can’t touch the trophy.  Rule 2:  You can pose with the trophy.  A photographer will take photos that can be purchased online.  Only one photo per group is permitted.

In anticipation of the event, the Mayor and City Council are proclaiming February 18 as San Francisco Giants Day in Daly City.  The Giants and the City of Daly City have enjoyed a cooperative partnership over the years.  The Junior Giants, a program of the Giants Community Fund, helped build two baseball fields in Daly City – Bobby Bonds Field at John F. Kennedy School and Aaron Rowand Field at Panorama School.  Daly City Youth are always well represented at Junior Giants Day at AT&T Park.

For more information about the Giants World Championship Trophy Tour, visit www.sfgiants.com and click on the “fans” tab.