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Gridley Herald - Gridley, CA
  • Live Oak mother honored by Giants

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  • The San Francisco Giants honored Liz Vega of Live Oak on Sunday, August 25 at AT&T Park for her dedication to the youth in her community. Organized by the Giants Community Fund, the event at which she was honored recognized outstanding coaches of the Junior Giants program with the Willie Mac Award—named in honor of Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey. The Willie Mac Award honors the coaches who best exemplify the Junior Giants Four Bases of Character Development: Confidence, Integrity, Leadership and Teamwork, and helps instill those characteristics in their players. Aside from coaching the Junior Giants for the last three years, Liz also volunteers on the Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) for Green Acres Preschool and Afterschool programs. She is exceptional in how she prepares for each game by reading the handbook and motivating the kids. Liz is a single mom of four boys and is involved in all their schools and sports in addition to working full-time. The Junior Giants program, organized by the Giants Community Fund, is dedicated to empowering young people to thrive in health, education and in life and uses baseball as the common dominator to bring kids together. Servicing more than 20,000 youth across California, Nevada and Oregon, each Junior Giants League is a volunteer-based organization.
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