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Larry Harper

Founder and Chairman

Good Tidings Foundation

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Good Tidings Foundation

1469 Rollins Rd

Burlingame, California 94010

United States

Company Description

The Good Tidings Foundation, a 501(c)(3) children's charity, supports art, education, athletics, and dreams for youth from communities in need in the Greater Bay Area. Good Tidings designs, funds and builds original projects to increase access to enrichin ... more

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Speakers at the unveiling will include ...

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Speakers at the unveiling will include Salinas Mayor Joe Gunter and Councilmember Gloria De La Rosa, Santa Cruz Warriors Head Coach Casey Hill, Good Tidings Foundation Founder Larry Harper and TCE East Salinas Program Officer Lauren Padilla-Valverde.


"Your life will have many turns ...

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"Your life will have many turns and twists," said Larry Harper, founder of the Good Tidings Foundation, who served as the commencement guest speaker.

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"During this five-year stretch, every month I sent a letter to every major league team asking them for a coaching or scouting job, and every month I received a letter back saying: 'Thanks, but no thanks,' and this is all 60 of those 'thanks, but no thanks' letters," Harper said, showing the crowd the bundle. "Their theme was all the same: We don't hire anyone who was not a former professional baseball player."
But it only took one "yes" for him to secure his dream of a career in professional baseball. That yes came from the San Francisco Giants, with him first serving as the team's scout in Southern California before advancing to director of scouting.
"The team (in 1989) went to the World Series for the first time in 27 years, and I received a Championship ring, and the best part (is) I actually became the boss for numerous people who said I couldn't work for them," Harper said.
After 13 years as an MLB scout, the World Series was canceled in 1994 because "the owners and players forgot about their dreams and chose material things," he said.
That year, Harper wrote the book "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" to benefit youth charities, which fostered a new career path - one revolving around children's welfare.
In 1995 he founded the Good Tidings Foundation, a children's charity that supports arts, education, athletics and dreams of youth from communities of need. Since, the foundation has helped build 140 athletic facilities, including Truckee High's new baseball field.
"So class of 2015, tomorrow when you wake up and you really don't know what to do, well, that's OK," Harper said.


"Your life will have many turns ...

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"Your life will have many turns and twists," said Larry Harper, founder of the Good Tidings Foundation, who served as the commencement guest speaker.

...
"During this five-year stretch, every month I sent a letter to every major league team asking them for a coaching or scouting job, and every month I received a letter back saying: 'Thanks, but no thanks,' and this is all 60 of those 'thanks, but no thanks' letters," Harper said, showing the crowd the bundle. "Their theme was all the same: We don't hire anyone who was not a former professional baseball player."
But it only took one "yes" for him to secure his dream of a career in professional baseball. That yes came from the San Francisco Giants, with him first serving as the team's scout in Southern California before advancing to director of scouting.
"The team (in 1989) went to the World Series for the first time in 27 years, and I received a Championship ring, and the best part (is) I actually became the boss for numerous people who said I couldn't work for them," Harper said.
After 13 years as an MLB scout, the World Series was canceled in 1994 because "the owners and players forgot about their dreams and chose material things," he said.
That year, Harper wrote the book "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" to benefit youth charities, which fostered a new career path - one revolving around children's welfare.
In 1995 he founded the Good Tidings Foundation, a children's charity that supports arts, education, athletics and dreams of youth from communities of need. Since, the foundation has helped build 140 athletic facilities, including Truckee High's new baseball field.
"So class of 2015, tomorrow when you wake up and you really don't know what to do, well, that's OK," Harper said.


Larry Harper, founder and ...

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Larry Harper, founder and director of the Good Tidings Foundation, which supports youth programs and builds athletic facilities in the San Francisco Bay Area, says a state-of-the-art basketball court costs $30,000, with a generic blacktop one running as little as $5,000. A baseball field, he says, costs $100,000. Then, too, Harper says, "even if you get the field built, there's [only] a 50-50 chance the field will be maintained."


San Francisco’s De Marillac Academy Creates Arts Facility Thanks to the Good Tidings and LeRoy Neiman Foundations | LeRoy Neiman Foundation

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"Every day, De Marillac Academy works closely with students and others it supports to raise their awareness of the possibilities life has to offer through education and instruction," said Larry Harper, Executive Director of the Good Tidings Foundation.

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