Lou Gehrig Day with the San Francisco Giants

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Brandon Crawford of the San Francisco Giants received Phi Delta Theta Fraternity’s Lou Gehrig Memorial Award last night in a special on-field presentation ahead of the Giants' Lou Gehrig Day celebration. As a result of his recognition, a local ALS hero was surprised on the field as part of the presentation with a power wheelchair from the Permobil Foundation, partially funded by Live Like Lou.

Osiel Mendoza was diagnosed with ALS in 2016, during his senior year in college. He is inspired to #EndALS in his fight against ALS. Osiel is a huge Giants fan, and in partnership with the Permobil Foundation, Live Like Lou, and National Seating & Mobility, he was surprised with a Giants-branded power wheelchair.  

The Gehrig Award is presented annually to a Major League Baseball player who best exemplifies the giving character of Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig, who was a member of the Fraternity’s Columbia University chapter. The award was first presented in 1955 and is permanently maintained at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York.

Crawford is the third member of the San Francisco Giants to win the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award following Barry Zito in 2012 and Buster Posey in 2019. Crawford is

Osiel with Permobil, Live Like Lou, and National Seating representatives.
Arlet (middle) was an honorary captain for the Lou Gehrig Day game. Her family and friends proudly wore Live Like Lou Store gear in Giants colors for the game!
ALS advocates Jack Morris (center) and Kylan Morris (right) with Live Like Lou's executive director. Kylan and Jack serve on the Live Like Lou Iron Horse Scholarship Selection Committee and attended the pre-game reception for the ALS community.
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