Going to Bat for San Diego

A Partnership between the Padres & SDG&E

The Padres and SDG&E are “Going to Bat for San Diego”!  All season long, we’ll be teaming up together to host a series of promotions and special events that recognize and raise funds for non-profit organizations and programs that help make San Diego America’s finest city.

First Responder Appreciation Fridays

In appreciation of San Diego’s first responders, the Going to Bat for San Diego partnership is proud to recognize and support the following organizations who work hard to keep our community safe and sound.  In honor of their efforts, SDG&E will donate $10,000 to each charity:

  • San Diego Police Foundation
  • San Diego Police Officers Association
  • San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation
  • San Diego County Deputy Sheriffs Foundation
  • American Red Cross

Upcoming First Responder Friday Games:

  • September 9 vs COL: American Red Cross

Join SDG&E for a pre-game ceremony special tribute to first responders from all of these agencies at the upcoming First Responder Salute.

  • September 21 vs ARI : First Responder Salute recognizing all five charities

Visit http://sandiego.padres.mlb.com/sd/ticketing/firstresponder.jsp to learn more and to buy tickets. 

Community Heroes Nights

SDG&E and the Padres are proud to support our real Community Heroes - active duty military, veterans and their families. Join us at Petco Park for designated games in July, August & September to raise funds for support charities that serve San Diegans who have served our country. Take home a souvenir and support a good cause at the same time. Stop by the "Park in the Park" before the game to take a photo with a Padre and Community Hero. Be sure to bring your smartphone. Suggested donation is $5 per photo. Whether you attend the game or not, you can still make a donation via text that goes directly to charity and will appear directly on your cell phone bill. 

SDG&E will match donations for each charity up to $25,000. 

Upcoming Community Heroes Night Games:

  • September 5 vs BOS: USO
  • Did you miss the game fundraising for the Armed Services YMCA – Camp Pendleton?  Don’t worry – you didn’t strike out. You can still support this charity and qualify for matching funds.  

Science of Baseball

SDG&E is proud to support the Padres Science of Baseball program to inspire and expose students to STEM learning. 

During the summer, this program  will work with South Bay School District to host a workshop for 30 teachers, Science of Baseball Camp for 60 students and include three online videos on padres.com. 

The Science of Baseball empowers elementary and middle school students who may be underperforming academically by relating core curriculum topics to their athletic strengths, capabilities and interests. The goal is to translate the love of baseball into an appreciation, understanding, and passion of the science and mathematics underlying the sport. By demonstrating the natural connection between baseball, science, and mathematics, the students are encouraged to define and pursue better life choices, including the continuation of their education and even attending college.

Participation in the Padres Science of Baseball program has the potential to improve academic achievement, provide a path to college, elevate socioeconomic status, and make San Diego an even better place to live.

Padres Shine Bright @ Petco Park

The Padres upgraded their lighting system to LEDs this past offseason, and this program will highlight this commitment to sustainability. 

Energy Champion Video and Fact Sheet

Padres setting the pace in energy efficiency

Stay tuned for more information how 5,000 fans can win a 5-pack of energy efficient LED light bulbs.

You can also buy the lightbulbs at our Energy Marketplace.

Wins for San Diego

When the Padres and SDG&E team up, the community wins. Here’s how Wins for San Diego works:

Early in the game, the Padres will encourage fans to text a special code to make a $10 donation to one of the following charities. Making a donation is simple and will go straight to your cell phone bill.  It’s that easy. SDG&E will match donations up to $30,000 per charity!

Upcoming Wins for San Diego Games:

  • Boys & Girls Clubs – $10 Donation
    • September 6 vs BOS
    • September 8 vs COL
    • September 21 vs ARI
  • Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego – $10 Donation
    • September 23 vs SF
    • September 25 vs SF
    • September 27 vs LAD

Previous games

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters – $10 Donation
    • August 1 vs MIL
    • August 2 vs MIL
    • August 5 vs PHI
  • Make-A-Wish of San Diego – $10 Donation

    August 20 vs ARI
    August 22 vs CHC
    August 24 vs CHC

Homeruns for Homerooms

Congratulations to the winners of this program:

  • Inspire Award: Orange Glen High School, Escondido Union High School District
  • Innovate Award: Montgomery Middle School, Cajon Valley Union School District
  • Achieve Award: Hilltop Middle School, Sweetwater Union High School District

Homeruns for Homerooms recognizes the hard work our teachers do every day to educate the children of our community.  Homeruns for Homerooms will partner with the Classroom of the Future to recognize outstanding teachers, students and schools.

Congratulations to Health Sciences High & Middle College (HSHMC) who was recognized as Classroom of the Future’s 2016 Impact Winner on June 28 during the Pregame ceremony. On behalf of the Going to Bat for San Diego Partnership, SDG&E presented them with a $10,000 donation to support their efforts in STEM.  Check out this video to see what makes this school rise to the head of the class. 

Pregame Awards Ceremony

2016 Innovation in Education Award Winners

Join SDG&E and the Padres during the August 5th game against Philly to find out which three schools will receive $5,000 donations for their contributions as Classroom of the Future award finalists. 

As part of Homeruns for Homerooms, SDG&E will bring its PEAK energy education program to the winning schools.  To learn more about PEAK, click here.


All American Special

Going to a Wednesday game at Petco Park?  Bring your appetite!  For every Friar Frank sold, SDG&E will donate $1 to the following charities up to $10,000 per charity during the 2016 season! 

In total, there will be $30,000 in donations to the following organizations:

  • SEAL - NSW Family Foundation
  • USS Midway Museum
  • National Veterans Transition Services

Upcoming All American Special Games:

  • August 24th  vs CHC
  • September 7th  vs BOS
  • September 21st  vs ARI
  • September 28th  vs LAD