Former San Francisco Fire Department Chief Joanne Hayes-White and San Francisco Giants Pitcher Dave Dravecky Named Grand Marshals of the 151st San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade

Sep 19, 2019 142

The San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade is proud to announce that former San Francisco Fire Department Chief Joanne Hayes-White and San Francisco Giants pitcher Dave Dravecky will serve as 2019 parade Grand Marshals. Hayes-White was sworn in as Chief of the San Francisco Fire Department – the largest urban fire Department in the world with a female Chief – by then Mayor Gavin Newsom, now Governor of California.

Dravecky, of Italian descent, played for nine seasons in Major League Baseball, and was named an All-Star in 1983. After his career ended early due to cancer, he recovered from arm surgery and went on to begin a new career as a motivational speaker.

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SOURCE: https://sfitalianheritage.org

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