San Diego Padres Foundation
The San Diego Padres strive to make an impact on and off the field to build community pride through positive connections with fans, players and staff. Their foundation is committed to making an impact in the community through outreach initiatives in the areas of children’s health, education and fitness. They aim to provide financial and volunteer support to build awareness and inspire participation in serving the greater San Diego and Baja regions.
Padres Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities: Padres RBI creates opportunities for boys and girls ages 5-18 from underserved and diverse families to play in a free baseball or softball summer league.
50/50 Raffle– Fans can purchase raffle tickets on selected home games to win 50 percent of the raffle jackpot and the remaining half goes to the foundation to support community initiatives.
Shirts Off Their Backs– The San Diego Padres Foundation has been hosting this event for 19 seasons and raised more than $568,000 for the foundation to support children development programs and initiatives.
Padres Foundation Garage Sale– The Garage Sale is a fixture featuring game-worn jerseys, helmets, memorabilia, and many other collectables at the annual Padres FanFest to raise money for the foundation.
Military Appreciation– San Diego is a crucial port the U.S. Navy and a center for training of new recruits. The San Diego Padres were recognized as “The Team of the Military” after being the first professional team to establish a Military Affairs department in 1995. In 2009, the Padres teamed up with USAA to organize numerous programs to recognize armed forces and their families. The team offers exclusive tickets discount for the military and their families and organizes Military Appreciation Sunday games throughout the season with special camo uniforms.
First Responder Appreciation– The San Diego Padres not only give thousands of complimentary tickets to First Responder communities annually, but designate eight home games with a $10,000 donation each one as First Responder appreciation Fridays every season to raise attention to them.