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Giants Denard Span with a Big Heart

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Cambi is talking about a new face roaming the outfield of the Giants this year!

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Nationals Centerfielder Denard Span Empowers Single Parents

Huffington Post – By Kandice Ferrell

August 5, 2015

Did you ever catch an unexpected break? Something that changed your day, or even your life?

Maybe it was service “on the house,” a few much needed supplies, or scholarship to a program you couldn’t otherwise afford. We all face barriers, finding ourselves in need of help at one point or another. Single-family homes often encounter extreme barriers due to the time and financial restraints associated with having only one adult in the home. There are exceptions, those who have planned and chosen to become single parents, but for the vast majority, parenting alone presents challenges financially, mentally and emotionally resulting in a heightened need for support networks…

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NHL Tampa Bay Lightning Game “Bolt Social Captain”

January 15, 2015

  • Amalie Arena, Tampa Florida
  • Denard was recognized as the “Celebrity” fan at the game
  • Brand Awareness event for the Denard Span Foundation

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Nationals’ center fielder Denard Span gives back to Tampa Bay families

December 28, 2014

The D.C.-born, and Tampa Bay-raised, 30-year-old major leaguer played Santa Claus for ten families at the Springhill Park Community Center in Tampa, Florida, delivering gifts, books and bicycles to the adults and children and sharing his own story of growing up in a single parent family and, “… not getting distracted by temptations as an adolescent in an urban community,” as Tampa Bay Times’ correspondent Andy Warrener wrote in an article on the event.

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Nationals centerfielder Denard Span brings charitable effort home for the holidays

December 24, 2014

The Tampa Bay Times features the Denard Span Foundation for our first annual Christmas Celebration. “Families trickled in Dec. 20 to find tables set with their name tags. One wall was stacked halfway to the ceiling with an array of wrapped gifts. Young eyes cast eagerly toward a row of brand-spanking new bicycles, each with a name tag hung on the handlebars. Opposite the entrance, a 7-foot Christmas tree sparkled with a Washington Nationals baseball cap perched atop it….”

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