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Dental School Showcases Children’s Oral Health and Kids in the Klinic Program at San Francisco Giants’ Community Clubhouse

Volunteers gave out information, toothbrushes and toothpaste to fans.

September  21, 2012

Volunteers from the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry recently staffed the Community Clubhouse at AT&T Park during a San Francisco Giants baseball game to raise awareness for children's oral health and the school's Kids in the Klinic Endowment. This is the third consecutive year the dental school has partnered with the San Francisco Giants to spotlight children's oral health at a ball game.

During the Sept. 20 matchup against the Colorado Rockies, volunteers from the school's Hutto Patterson Pediatric Dentistry Clinic quizzed attendees with questions about dental health; gave away hundreds of toothbrushes and toothpaste; and distributed information about the dental school's clinics.

KITK Giants 2012

A Kids in the Klinic message was displayed on the park's scoreboard.

Halfway through the third inning of the game, the San Francisco Giants featured a big-screen message and a 30-second spotlight about the Kids in the Klinic Endowment on the ballpark scoreboard. The message was broadcast to a sell-out crowd of fans, who watched the Giants beat the Rockies 9-2.

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: Community Outreach, Special Events

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