Pleasanton Willie Mays fan rooting for Giants to win again today

Parkview resident had 'thrill of a lifetime' as special guest at recent game

Everyone has Giants fever now but Vivian Fuller, a resident at Parkview Assisted Living in Pleasanton, has been a fan forever. She loves reminiscing about going to Giants games in the old days, when Willie Mays was slugging them out of Candlestick Park.

Vivian's dream came true recently when, despite her limited ability to get around, she attended a Giants game at AT&T Park with her grandson, Brad Summaria. The tickets were given to her by the Giants through Parkview's Thrill of a Lifetime initiative, which helps its residents have memorable experiences.

"It was wonderful seeing her face light up when we gave her a basket filled with Giants memorabilia next to the Giants game tickets," said Activity Director Patricia Rawlings. "Seeing our residents this happy is the best part of my job."

Vivian started attending Giants games with Brad when he was about 12 and saddened by his grandfather's death.

"When her husband passed away she noticed her grandson was upset about it so she took him to a Giants game," said Aireen Tibon, Sales and Marketing Director at the Parkview.

As Vivian grew older and less able to get around, they stopped going to the ballpark. But she shared with others how much she and Brad always enjoyed the games.

"We contacted the Giants and they donated tickets and a gift package with souvenirs," said Tibon.

For the Giants outing Sept. 30, the Parkview provided limousine service. The team displayed a welcoming message on its billboard: "Vivian Fuller, hope you enjoyed your 'Thrill of a Lifetime.'"

Now, with the Giants winning the first game of the World Series and facing the Texas Rangers again today, Vivan Fuller will be rooting for her team all the more in front of the

TV sets at the Parkview.

We can hear the cheers already.

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Posted by Jeffrey August
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Oct 22, 2010 at 10:22 am

I don't have Giant fever... Go A's in 2011!!!!!

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Posted by Rick
a resident of Parkside
on Oct 28, 2010 at 12:14 pm

Great story and wonderful program by the Parkview!

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