The Giants And Barry Zito Host A Home Plate Ceremony To Help Build A New Home For St. Anthony Foundation

Apr 25, 2012, 12:50 ET from St. Anthony Foundation

SAN FRANCISCO, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Giants and famed pitcher Barry Zito are stepping up to the plate to help build the new St. Anthony's Dining Room.  The Giants will feature St. Anthony's in a Home Plate Ceremony at AT&T park on April 27th against the San Diego Padres.  At the game, the Giants will debut a film of the last meal service in St. Anthony's original Dining Room on February 1st, 2012.  St. Anthony's is serving meals from a temporary location while they raise funds to begin demolition and construction of their new Dining Room.

Known as The Miracle on Jones Street, St. Anthony's Dining Room has remained open 365 days a year without ever missing a meal, serving as a refuge for the city's most vulnerable people and a channel for San Francisco's generosity.  Today, St. Anthony's faces the challenge of keeping that miracle alive by building THE NEW ST. ANTHONY'S DINING ROOM for the next 60 years. 

Hundreds of staff, volunteers, and supporters of St. Anthony's will be decked out in St. Anthony t-shirts and Giants gear.  Fans will start off the night at a pre-game party hosted by Pete and Janet Osborne, owners of MoMo's restaurant before heading across the street to AT&T park.  Giants announcer Renel will kick off the official Home Plate ceremony just before 7 p.m. by honoring pitcher Barry Zito, President and Chief Operating Officer Larry Baer, and principal partner Larry Nibbi for the Giants as well as St. Anthony's Executive Director Shari Roeseler and President of the Board of Trustees Fr. John Hardin.

St. Anthony's has raised over 80% of the funds needed to complete this project.  They have another $4.5 million to go.  The Giants have proven to be a major catalyst in St. Anthony's effort to get the message out as the clock ticks on a summer deadline to raise the remaining funds.

For more information, visit or text BUILDING to 50555 to donate to this landmark project.

What: The Giants step up to the plate to show their support for The New St. Anthony's Dining Room
Where: AT&T Park
When: 7 p.m., Friday, April 27th, 2012

Pre-game rally at MoMo's restaurant across the street from the ball park.

SOURCE St. Anthony Foundation