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Napa Schools Awarded Grants at AT&T Park

San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford was at AT&T Park Friday to meet thrilled students and staff from two Napa schools awarded grants from the KNBR Step Up to the Plate for Education grants program funded by Wells Fargo.

Redwood Middle School has received $5,000 to purchase camcorders and microphones for film classes and Stonebridge School in Carneros was awarded $1,800 for archery, javelin and discus equipment as part of the $75,000 KNBR Step Up to the Plate for Education grants program funded by Wells Fargo.

The winning schools, 20 in all from around the Bay Area, received their grant checks at AT&T Park with San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford on Friday.

“I am privileged to play for the San Francisco Giants and win the World Series with my hometown team,” Crawford said in a statement released before the awards ceremony.

 “I am excited to be a part of Wells Fargo’s Step Up to the Plate for Education program. As a Bay Area native, it is an honor to be part of a program that gives back to the Bay Area schools. Looking back, it all started with education and the opportunities afforded to me in academics and athletics. Through the program’s efforts, I am pleased to know that more Bay Area kids will have the opportunity to expand their academic and athletic horizons,” Crawford continued.

“When kids win in the classroom, communities prosper,” said Mike Billeci, president of Wells Fargo’s San Francisco Bay region, in a statement. “I am glad that we are able to provide $75,000 to schools throughout the Bay Area so children have the resources to succeed.”

Through an open community nomination process, schools applied to receive grants. On Friday, $75,000 in grants was awarded to 20 Bay Area schools to support athletics, arts and community-based programs. 

Source: Wells Fargo

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