On June 30, a group of new players took to the field at Oracle Park before the San Francisco Giants game against the Arizona Diamondbacks! Thanks to Bank of America’s support, 9 middle school students from Citizen Schools were able to run onto the field and take positions for the Kids Take the Field presentation. Students were even able to meet the players while out on the field, an experience the students said that they would never forget!
Maria Drake, Executive Director for Citizen Schools California, recalled on Sunday's game: "It was amazing to sit in the bleachers with families and watch them come together and create memories at a baseball game. So many parents expressed their gratitude for the opportunity and it really shows the importance of collective community impact.”
One of Citizen Schools’ missions is to expand the opportunities offered to our students. With the help of Bank of America and the San Francisco Giants, Citizen Schools was able to bring students and their families to the first professional baseball game that many of them had ever attended, which explains the ear-to-ear smiles that appeared throughout the day.
Scroll below to view pictures from the day!