The family of Larkspur's Alexis Busch, one of the victims of the deadly yacht crash near the Farallon Islands earlier this month, is holding a public memorial for the former San Francisco Giants bat girl at AT&T Park on Monday afternoon.
Busch's brother, Chris Busch, said in a statement, "Every member of our family extends our heartfelt condolences to the friends and families of all those who died with my sister and we will continue to hold them in our hearts."
He thanked the Giants and the team's CEO and president Larry Baer for their support.
Alexis Busch, 26, the daughter of former Giants executive vice president Corey Busch, was a bat girl for the Giants from 1999 to 2002.
"Alex considered AT&T Park her home away from home and the Giants as her second family," her brother said.
She was on board the 38-foot yacht Low Speed Chase when it was hit by large waves and crashed into some rocks during the Full Crew Farallones Race on April 14.
Monday's memorial at AT&T Park will begin at 1 p.m. Those wishing to attend can enter through the Willie Mays Gate beginning at 12:30 p.m.
Parking will be available in Lot A on Third Street, on the other side of the Lefty O'Doul Bridge.
Those wishing to make a contribution in Busch's name can send donations to the Giants Community Fund, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA, 94107.
Contributors can also donate to the A's Community Fund, c/o Detra Paige, 700 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA, 94621.
Here are a few other ideas to start your week:
• What's your favorite kind of pizza? Pepperoni? Salami? Vegetarian? Hawaiian?
Whether you like olives, artichoke hearts, or Spam on your pizza doesn't matter. It all helps the Marin County Free Library in a fundraiser for the Children's Summer Reading Program on May 1 at California Pizza Kitchen in the Corte Madera Town Center.
Present a flyer with your order and 20 percent of your check will be donated to the program. The flyer is available at library branches, or online at http://marinlibraryfriends.marin.org. Eligible purchases include dine-in, take-out and catering, and online orders are included.
• Art and culture lovers might want to visit Book Passage in Corte Madera to enjoy the work of local painter Susan Hall. While you're there, enjoy some coffee and a salad and sit down with a good book ... there are plenty to choose from. Hall's art will be on display through May 31.
• David Vann brings his new novel Dirt to Book Passage in Corte Madera. Galen lives in the Sacramento suburbs with his emotionally dependent mother in a kind of eccentric isolation. When the family visits an old cabin in the Sierras, tensions build, and Galen is shocked to discover just how far he will go to achieve that transcendence he craves.
— Bay City News contributed to this report.