A foundation based on community
One of the first things on Pablo’s mind when he returned to the Giants during the 2017 season was the community he knew and loved. Pablo donated his prorated Giants salary that season to the Junior Giants, the flagship program of the Giants Community Fund.
Junior Giants is a free, non-competitive and innovative baseball and softball program, serving over 24,000 boys and girls across California, Oregon and Nevada. Pablo has contributed over $100k to the Giants Community Fund through his salary donation and a personal donation of $1k for each RBI he hit during the 2018 season.
The winter of 2017 was a difficult one for those affected by natural disasters. The San Francisco Bay Area was devastated by the North Bay fires, the most devastating fires in California history at the time. Pablo teamed up with former Giant Jeremy Affeldt to provide 20,000 meals to families affected by the North Bay fires and the recent Hurricane Harvey.
When the Holiday season arrived, Pablo chartered a bus filled with kids from low-income families who were affected by the fires to the Holiday Heroes event, conducted by the Wender Weis Foundation for Children and held at Oracle Park. In addition, Pablo continues to fund the Giants’ Holiday Party for Kids event where homeless families in San Francisco can partake in an exciting holiday party at the ballpark.
Most recently, Pablo has joined with the Good Tidings Foundation to renovate the youth game room at the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco’s Columbia Park Clubhouse. Re-named “Pablo’s Place,” the game room features all new furniture, new carpet, a custom paint scheme, custom built cabinets and stage, as well as a pool table, foosball table, two ping pong tables, a bumper pool table, a Sony PS4, two new large flat-screen smart TVs, state-of-the art lighting, and a new sound system.