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Dugoni School Raises Awareness for Children’s Oral Health at San Francisco Giants Community Clubhouse

Staff and faculty volunteers at the San Francisco Giants Community Clubhouse.

August  04, 2011

Staff and faculty volunteers from the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry recently took over the San Francisco Giant's Community Clubhouse at AT&T Park to raise awareness about the importance of children's oral health and to showcase the school's Kids in the Klinic Endowment.

Volunteers hosted a "Tooth Wisdom" educational game for kids; distributed information and brochures; and gave away free toothbrushes and toothpaste to hundreds of children and families in attendance at the Aug. 3 game.

The San Francisco Giants also featured a big-screen message on the ballpark scoreboard to highlight Kids in the Klinic and the school to the crowd of over 40,000 fans. The San Francisco Giants, the 2010 World Series Champions, played the Arizona Diamondbacks, winning the game 8-1.

Kids in the Klinic was welcomed to the game on the outfield scoreboard at AT&T Park.

Kids in the Klinic was welcomed to the game on the ballpark scoreboard at AT&T Park.

The Kids in the Klinic Endowment supports dental care for socioeconomically disadvantaged children throughout Northern California. Its mission is to raise funds to provide for children who do not have access to dental care, including many children with extreme medical problems, birth defects or other debilitating conditions.

Throughout the year, the school hosts fundraisers to benefit the endowment, including a Vino de Mayo wine auction held in the spring and a charity Golf Classic held in the summer.

For more information about the Kids in the Klinic Endowment, its fundraising events and mission, please visit: www.kidsintheklinic.org.

Category Type: Special Events, Community Outreach

Contact:  Office of Public Relations, 415.929.6434, pr@pacific.edu