Merced native Brian Fuentes, a former Major League Baseball Player, donated $15,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Merced County!

Brian Fuentes attended Merced High School and Merced Community College in the early 90’s. Fuentes was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 25th round of the 1995 MLB draft. He would go on to play for the Seattle Mariners, Colorado Rockies, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Minnesota Twins, Oakland Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals.

Fuentes played in the MLB for 12 seasons, retiring in 2012.