Sunday, May 19, 2024
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Palo Alto High School – Football Field


Maryam Fariabi Neil

Jenn Kramer

Azin Massoudi Richa

A joy-filled afternoon of sports and activities benefiting underserved children throughout the Bay Area.

Join Wender Weis Foundation for Children for fun with fitness, sports drills, clinics, demonstrations, and a chance to meet Stanford athletes. Enjoy arts & crafts, face painting, photo trading cards, photo-ops with professional team athletes and mascots, pop-up fitness activities for adults—and more!

Event details

Wender Weis Foundation for Children’s (WWFC) proudly presents Children’s Champions, a family-friendly afternoon of sports, activities, art, snacks, and philanthropy. The event will feature:

  • Interactive sports stations with athletes from Stanford University as well as some of your favorite Bay Area professional sports teams
  • Photo opportunities and laughs with team mascots and sports heroes
  • Arts and crafts for all ages, featuring WWFC commemorative tiles, creativity stations, and more
  • Donation station for making greeting cards and collecting sporting goods, books, and art supplies

An amazing afternoon of family time that also supports underserved families in our community!

2022 Change Makers

NFL Legend Alex Smith and wife, Elizabeth Smith
and Special Olympics athlete and advocate, Justin Steinberg.

Our 2022 ChangeMakers Champions and Heroes live purposeful lives and provide robust examples for the next generation.

WWFC is proud to partner with Special Olympics of Northern California as we honor Alex & Elizabeth Smith and Justin Steinberg, and look forward to showcasing their great work at the event.


Awesome 2023 Activities included:

2024 Team Support TBA
2023 Sports Drills and Skills with Stanford Teams Included:

Stanford Beach Volleyball • Stanford Field Hockey
Stanford Football • Stanford Men’s Basketball
Stanford Men’s Gymnastics
Stanford Men’s Tennis (schedules permitting)
Stanford Women’s Basketball • Stanford Women’s Gymnastics
Stanford Women’s Soccer • Stanford Women’s Volleyball
Stanford Wrestling

Professional Team Athletes & Mascots & More

San Jose Earthquakes • Diamond Baseball Academy/Menlo School Varsity Baseball • Special Olympics Northern California

Photo Opportunities & Autographs
Graffiti Art Project
Custom Trucker Hats
Arts and Crafts
DesignX Activity
Snacks and Refreshments

*Participation subject to change

Gift your family a day of fitness fun

Give the gift of inspiration

Help these kids dream BIG!

Join our Youth Committee

To do so, we are asking for your child to sponsor one (1) underserved child to attend Children’s Champions.

And we would love it if your child would volunteer on Sunday, May 19 as well.

Fun from Past Children’s Champions Events

Celebrity Heroes

Jennifer Azzi

Olympic Gold Medalist


Dennis Brown

SF 49ers Alumnus


Joe Cannon

San Jose Earthquakes Alumnus


Amy Gutierrez

NBC Sports Bay Area


Eric Heitmann

SF 49ers Alumnus


Kelechi Osemele

Oakland Raiders


Alexis Pence

YouTube personality

Hunter Pence

MLB Outfielder


Kristen Sze

ABC7-tv, San Francisco


Khari Stephenson

San Jose Earthquakes Alumnus


Solomon Thomas

San Francisco 49ers


Ricky Watters

San Francisco 49ers Alumnus


Ian Williams

San Francisco 49ers Alumnus, NBC Sports Bay Area


Chris Wondolowski

San Jose Earthquakes

Musical Performances

Wonder Bread Five


Ricky Watters, Jr

Special holiday visitors

Clo the Cow, Clover Stornetta


Holiday Bear


Juggling Elf


Golden State Warriors Dance Team Members


Lou Seal, San Francisco Giants


Q, San Jose Earthquakes


San Francisco 49ers GoldRush Cheerleaders


Stomper, Oakland Athletics

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