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Brandon Crawford and Wells Fargo Present $100,000 in Education Grants

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Brandon Crawford and Wells Fargo Present $100,000 in Education Grants

Photo above: Sonoma’s Woodland Star Charter School and Petaluma’s Corona Creek school receiving a check from Brandon Crawford and Wells Fargo as part of the KNBR Step Up to the Plate for Education grants program. L-R: Brandon Crawford, school representatives and Jim Foley, president of Wells Fargo’s Pacific North region.

World Champion Brandon Crawford and Jim Foley, EVP and president of Wells Fargo’s Pacific North region presented checks to recipients of the KNBR Step Up to the Plate for Education grants program funded by Wells Fargo at AT&T Park. Through an open nomination process, schools applied to receive grants and winners were selected. Twenty-five Bay Area schools received $100,000 in grants to support their sports, musical, art and education programs.

“Wells Fargo is proud to support educational and athletic programs that will play a role in preparing our youth for tomorrow,” said Jim Foley. “When students have more opportunities to succeed, communities prosper and we all win.”

Professional baseball player Brandon Crawford spoke to the grant winners about the power of education: “As a kid, my parents always emphasized the importance of an education—above and beyond participating in sports. As a Bay Area native, it is an honor to be part of a program that increases education and athletic programs for local kids.”

Wells Fargo invests in communities where its team members and customers live and work and is a top corporate philanthropist in the greater Bay Area. Over the past 14 years, KNBR and Wells Fargo have distributed over $1 million through the Step Up to the Plate program. Overall, Wells Fargo has donated more than $100 million to greater Bay Area schools and nonprofits over the past five years.