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Celebrating the Uber All-Star driver-partners of 2016

August 25, 2016 / California

Every day, Uber driver-partners do a tremendous job getting riders around SF safely. This summer, we decided to team up with the San Francisco Giants to recognize “All-Star” drivers! Throughout the course of the baseball season, riders could nominate their favorite drivers, by leaving #UberAllStar in the rating section of the Uber app.

Over 7000 driver-partners received nominations from their riders. A total of 9 lucky drivers received tickets to a Giants game and were honored as All-Stars in an on-field ceremony at AT&T Park. We want to thank all riders and driver-partners for participating in this program, and coming along for the ride. Below you can read the stories of the 2016 Team of Uber All-Stars.

#UberAllStar 1: Kimberly

Originally from Connecticut, Kimberly moved to California over 20 years ago, and now calls the North Bay home. Riders nominated her because of her warm energy and positivity.

#UberAllStar 2: Burhan

As a San Francisco native, Burhan is a big Giants fan. He received over 8 #UberAllStar nominations from riders.

#UberAllStar 3: Collin

Collin received his nomination because of his enthusiasm. He enjoys meeting new people and listening to good music in the car together.

#UberAllStar 4: Elizabeth

Giants fan Elizabeth started driving this year because she wanted to spend more time taking care of her grandma Holly, who’s turning 100 years old this year. At the Uber All-Star recognition, Elizabeth said: “She’s my All-Star.”

#UberAllStar 5: Sau

Originally from Hong Kong, Sau has been in California for 30 years now. She’s close to hitting 14,000 trips this summer so the chances are high that you have taken a trip with her once!

#UberAllStar 6: Michael

Michael is a music teacher in Oakland, as well as a musician. He drives with Uber every day after school, and especially during summer breaks. As a teacher, he believes that music helps children learn in different ways, and loves giving back to the community by doing so. Michael became a grand father for the first time of a beautiful grand daughter named Faith.

#UberAllStar 7: Duncan

He is originally from Jacksonville, and has been in the Bay Area for over 30 years now. He owns a catering business, is a part-time DJ, and started driving with Uber a year ago. As a huge Giants fan, he has attended over 200 games so far.

#UberAllStar 8: Claes

After servicing the country as a military policeman, he built a few businesses by himself where he always focused on providing excellent customer service. Thanks to Claes’ friendly personality, he received over 260 nominations this summer, making him the driver-partner with the most selections of the season!

#UberAllStar 9: Stephanie

She is from Atlanta, and lived in New York City and Johannesburg before moving to the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a lifestyle photographer, who started driving with Uber in between her photography projects.

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