true-sf-giants-new-era-cap.jpgMajor league baseball legend Tommy Lasorda will be joining several San Francisco Giants players for a grilling competition today as part of a campaign to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer research.

Giants team members past and present, including Aaron Rowand, Jeremy Affeldt, J.T. Snow and Shawon Dunston, will be competing to see who can grill the tastiest meal this afternoon as part of the Safeway Homerun Grill Off.

Lasorda will help to judge the competition, which organizers hope will raise awareness for a cancer that affects 1 in 6 men.

Representatives from Safeway, the Prostate Cancer Foundation, and the University of California at San Francisco will also attend the event to promote awareness as well as emphasize the importance of early detection.

Today’s event will be held at the Safeway at 2300 16th St. at noon.

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