SF Giants FanFest
Have you ever had the chance to step onto the field at a MLB ballpark? How about sit in the dugout or check out the locker room? The Other Boys of Summer was invited to FanFest for the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park and it was a blast. The weather wasn't great, but it didn't dampen anyone's spirits.
The film was screened for community partners and open to the public. Following the movie there was a great conversation hosted by the Giants PA Announcer Renel Brooks-Moon and featuring the Giants VP of Diversity, Roscoe Mapps and the film's Director, Lauren Meyer. We discussed the impact of women in the Negro Leagues as well as how the Negro Leagues were an integral part of successful Black businesses and communities. As always there were also great stories shared that didn't make it into the film. Guests engaged in the discussion and had the chance to meet their neighbors and discuss opportunities to support one another.
The Giants are partners in developing a brand new neighborhood near the stadium called Mission Rock. It's designed as a community that includes waterfront access, public open space, affordable housing and office and retail buildings. They've even received approval by the city of San Francisco to name one of the streets after Toni Stone. Toni Stone was 1 of 3 women to play in the Negro Leagues and played in San Francisco for the San Francisco Sea Lions.
Thank you to the Giants organization for inviting The Other Boys of Summer to be part of the first FanFest at Oracle Park since the pandemic. We had a blast. Stronger together!!