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Postby wrveres » Tue May 23, 2006 3:38 am

In association with The United Way of the Bay Area, has formed Bonds Family Foundation with the goal to encourage, promote and fund programs designed to improve educational achievements, standard of living and quality of life conditions for African-American youth within Bay Area community, with an emphasis on programs that use interactive technology-based solutions

Continued his quest to help children as Family Foundation began "Link 'n Learn" program to connect parents, children, schools and neighborhoods with tutoring services and interactive educational technology...Link 'n Learn program benefits over 1,500 children from grades 1-4 in selected low-income communities in San Francisco Bay Area by using interactive educational technology and high quality tutoring programs to enhance school-parent involvement and increase the learning experience of an at-risk child...

In conjunction with Junior Giants program, helped build "Barry Bonds Junior Giants Field" located across McCovey Cove from SBC Park...Junior Giants dedicated "Bobby Bonds Memorial Field" in Daly City during summer of 2004 to honor his father...

Visited patients at 2 hospitals in Puerto Rico, when Giants played Expos there in 2004...

Works with Make-A-Wish Foundation to fulfill critically ill children's wishes...

Was honored at 2004 Celebrity Fight Night, benefiting Mohammed Ali Parkinson Research Center with Muhammad Ali Sports Legend Award...

Was honored by Cedars-Sinai Hospital Sports Spectacular and helped raise money for Medical Genetics Birth-Defects Center at hospital...

Taped public service announcement for RADD (Recording Artists, Actors and Athletes Against Drunk Driving) for their 2002 campaign...

Participated in Kyle Petty Charity Ride, which raises money for outdoor camps for children with life-threatening or chronic illnesses...

Donated $100,000 to United Way for families of victims from Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, giving $10,000 per HR following tragedy...

Along with Cal Ripken, Jr. and Alex Rodriguez, is national spokesperson for Baseball Tomorrow Fund...

Appeared in public service announcements designed to promote and enhance growth of youth baseball...

Under auspices of Bonds Family Foundation, he spearheaded bone marrow campaign, 6-year drive to register African Americans and raise funds for families whose loved ones have leukemia or related blood disorders...
As board member of San Francisco United Way, has done public service announcement about campaign, featuring his special teenage friend, Anthony "Lee" Franklin, a near straight-A student and star shortstop/pitcher on Oakland's 1996 Babe Ruth League national championship team, who was diagnosed with leukemia...

In 1999 established scholarship fund at alma mater Serra (San Mateo, CA) High School for an African American student based on academic and athletic achievement as well as community service...

Participated in 1998 Christmas in April which renovated home for autistic children, providing security system and digital satellite system...

Beginning in 1997, Family Foundation started "Bridge to the Future" campaign which equipped 350 after-school centers and 7,000 family homes with Sony CD ROM Play Stations featuring Lightspan Learning Software...

Has appeared on billboard for California Police Activities League's "Stop Youth Violence" campaign...

Was honored at special tribute dinner in November 1996 by the Adopt-A-Special Kid organization after having donated $100,000 to AASK since 1993...San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown also proclaimed that day as "Barry Bonds Day" in San Francisco...

During seasons at Candlestick, purchased 50 bleacher seats per game for 42 dates during summer vacation months of June, July and August establishing "The Bonds Squad," section for "Make-a-Family" program...in addition, has pledged $10,000 each year to AASK and $100 for each home run, stolen base and RBI each season...

Was honored in 1995 by Cardiac Arrhythmias Research and Education Foundation for his work with young athletes and his interest in combating sudden cardiac deaths...also in 1994, helped raise another $12,500 for AASK by co-hosting celebrity baseball game ("Field of Dreams") with singer Michael Bolton...

In 1993, also co-hosted Thanksgiving special on Prime Network to help raise funds for fire victims of Southern California...

Autographed baseballs and bats which were donated to United Way to further help fire victims.
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Postby wrveres » Tue May 23, 2006 3:41 am

oh and there is more ...
But Barry when asked repeatedly by the press over the years, has refused to disclose his "Charitable Contibutions". This is just the stuff they got their grubby little mitts on.

what an asshole!
I hope he dies
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Postby wrveres » Tue May 23, 2006 3:44 am

edit: ok yeah that was intigating .. i'll be nice ;-7
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Postby RynMan » Tue May 23, 2006 3:45 am

Didn't know he was that active in charity work! Interesting to see. ;-D
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Postby noseeum » Tue May 23, 2006 3:57 am

Absolutely deplorable.

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Postby Lordrevolution » Tue May 23, 2006 4:00 am

I feel like doing something like "Hitler, formed the Nazi youth, a group made to help the children German leaders of tomorrow" as a way to say a good does not make a wrong any better; but I think that would be over the top.
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Postby wrveres » Tue May 23, 2006 4:09 am

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Postby raiders_umpire » Tue May 23, 2006 7:51 am

I agree he has done some great charity work, but I also think that anybody who has made the amount of money that Barry has in his career ($150 million +) should be doing charity work to help the less fortunate.
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Postby garf112 » Tue May 23, 2006 10:10 am

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Postby EugeneStyles » Tue May 23, 2006 10:15 am

Lordrevolution wrote:I feel like doing something like "Hitler, formed the Nazi youth, a group made to help the children German leaders of tomorrow" as a way to say a good does not make a wrong any better; but I think that would be over the top.


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