The program is run by Youth and Family Service Bureau counselors and volunteers, in partnership with the San Francisco Giants Community Fund and the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District (HARD).
In addition to learning basic baseball skills, the Junior Giants participate in programs that encourage education, healthy eating, violence prevention and positive character development. The kids also receive free breakfast and lunch through the ‘Let’s Do Lunch Hayward … and Breakfast Too’ Program. The San Francisco Giants Community Fund provides all of the uniforms, equipment, and training necessary to run a league, as well as prizes and tickets to select Giants games so youth can experience Major League Baseball.
The Junior Giants program was initially developed to give at-risk kids an alternative to drugs, gangs, and crime. The program is still doing this for the Hayward community, reaching more than 500 kids and their families every summer. The program continues to expand to create as many opportunities as possible for Hayward youth to engage with their community through fun summer activities.
The Hayward league of the Junior Giants has been identified as one of the most successful Junior Giants programs.
Though in-person play won’t take place in Hayward this summer, there are still lots of ways to stay active and involved. Virtual programming can be enjoyed with a free Digital Dugout Membership, which grants access to the following:
Sign up for your FREE Junior Giants Digital Dugout account here or by downloading the Junior Giants app!
While we won’t have Junior Giants in our city this season, please try finding another league nearby. Register now! Registration is open now-July 31.
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*Practices in Spanish offered on Tuesdays/Thursdays!
For more information, please contact Youth and Family Services Bureau.
300 W. Winton Ave.
Hayward, CA 94544
|YFSB Business Hours:|
Monday to Thursday
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.