PG&E & San Francisco Giants Team Up to Support Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area with “It Takes Two”

PG&E & San Francisco Giants Team Up to Support  Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area with “It Takes Two”
San Francisco, CA, August 01, 2012 --( For Every Double Play Turned by the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park in the Month of August, PG&E Will Donate $1,000 to BBBSBA

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), and the San Francisco Giants have teamed up to create the “It Takes Two” program to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area (BBBSBA).

During the month of August and over the course of 12 homes games, PG&E will donate $1,000 to BBBSBA for every double play turned by the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. The money raised will enable the organization, which serves the counties of San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Contra Costa, to expand their one-to-one mentoring programs for at risk youth in the Bay Area and help serve the more than 750 children waiting to be matched with an adult mentor.

The funds from the “It Takes Two” program will be put to good use as surveys of matches that have been together for at least one year have shown that 94 percent of children with low self-esteem improved their self-confidence, 90 percent felt more positively about their future, and 100 percent of failing students improved their GPAs.

Additional “It Takes Two” program highlights include:

· In-game promotion of the “It Takes Two” program on the scoreboard
· Video board message about “It Takes Two” from Giants Pitcher Madison Bumgarner
· Pre-game ceremony/ check presentation at the culmination of the program

“The Giants are pleased to have the opportunity, through our partnership with PG&E, to work with such an important community partner as BBBSBA to raise awareness and funds for the role that mentoring plays in the lives of young people,” said Giants Senior Vice President of Revenue Mario Alioto.

“Thanks to the generous contributions from PG&E and the tremendous fielding of the San Francisco Giants, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area will be able to help a greater number of at risk young people, those who will greatly benefit from mentoring services,” said Lauren Weston, BBBSBA Director of Development. “We are committed to creating strong and enduring, professionally supported mentoring relationships that lead to positive outcomes for Bay Area children who are facing adversity.”

About Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), and the PG&E Corporation Foundation strive to power strong communities throughout Northern and Central California. In 2011, PG&E contributed over $23 million to more than 1,100 charitable organizations, including matching the generosity of employees who donated more than $5.3 million and volunteered 31,000 hours to company-supported events. Community investments are funded entirely by shareholders. For more information, visit

About San Francisco Giants
The San Francisco Giants of the National League is one of the oldest franchises in Major League Baseball. Boasting a 130-year history, the team moved to San Francisco from New York in 1958 playing a total of 42 years in Seals Stadium and Candlestick Park before moving to AT&T Park in 2000. The franchise was named 2010’s Sports Organization of the Year by Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal Daily. Since opening its gates, AT&T Park has become internationally-renowned as a premier venue in the world of both sports and entertainment. On the diamond, more than 37 million spectators have witnessed a number of magical moments and four playoff appearances, including the franchise’s first-ever Perfect Game, thrown by Matt Cain on June 13, 2012 and in 2010 when the Giants became the World Series champions for the first time since moving West. In 2008, the Giants celebrated the team’s 50th year in San Francisco and it was the center of the baseball universe when it hosted the 78th Major League Baseball All-Star Game on July 10, 2007. AT&T Park has also played host to some of music’s biggest acts, including the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band and Green Day. Off the field, the Giants have one of the premier community outreach programs in professional sports, becoming the first team to implement a 100 percent participation program, involving every player, coach and uniformed staff member in at least one community project throughout the season. Through its community outreach programs, the Giants and the Giants Community Fund work with corporate and non-profit partners to raise awareness, educate and generate interest in a variety of issues important to both their fans and community including education/literacy, violence prevention, health and youth recreation and fitness.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area
Founded locally in 1958, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area serves over 1,100 children annually in five Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Francisco, and San Mateo. Part of the oldest, largest and most effective youth mentoring organization in the US, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area is an independent 501c3 nonprofit that receives no direct national funding. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area differs from other mentorship organizations by focusing on one-on-one mentoring that has a proven and measurable positive impact. As a local nonprofit supported by donors and volunteers, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area provides and professionally supports enduring one-to-one relationships of at least one year that help children reach their unlimited potential. To learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area, please visit

Media Contact:
Erica Argueta
Big Brothers Big Sisters Bay Area
Erica Argueta
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