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The Padres Foundation

The Padres Foundation is the primary source of funding for the club's outreach initiatives in the areas of children's health, education, fitness and youth baseball/softball. The Foundation raises funds through corporate sponsorships and through a number of programs in which fans can participate, including Scoreboard Surprises, an online charitable auction and the annual Shirts Off Their Backs fundraiser (descriptions below).

Padres Foundation Programs

50/50 Raffle

In 2017 fans can purchase Padres Foundation 50/50 raffle tickets for the chance to win 50 percent of the raffle jackpot each home game! The remaining 50 percent will support Padres Foundation's community initiatives. Tickets may be purchased at raffle kiosks located on each level of Petco Park or from roaming raffle sales representatives. Raffle tickets are on sale from the time gates open until the end of the sixth inning and participants must be 18 years or older to play. More »

Scoreboard Surprises

During the season, fans can commemorate a special occasion by displaying a message on the Petco Park right field LED board during a Padres home game. Scoreboard messages can be purchased online for a cost of $100 per message, benefiting the Padres Foundation. Payment and requests must be submitted online 48 hours prior to the requested game date. Your credit card will be charged upon the Padres' approval of the message.

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Padres Foundation Online Auction

The Padres Foundation Online Auction features game-used items, jerseys, bats, caps, locker tags and baseballs, and other special items and experiences. Items from other MLB teams are occasionally available. The online auction typically runs Opening Day through December, and items change approximately every week, so please check back often! Visit the online auction »

Padres Foundation Prize Wheel

This year we have introduced the Padres Foundation Prize Wheel. Prior to most home games, for a $5 donation, fans can spin the wheel and win great prizes! All proceeds benefit the Padres Foundation.

Shirts Off Their Backs

$1 Scratcher Tickets for the 17th Annual Shirts Off Their Backs Fundraiser, presented by Sycuan, are on sale the last homestand of each season, beginning when the gates open and continuing through the fifth inning each day (while supplies last). Fans have the opportunity to win game-worn jerseys off the backs of a Padres player or coach.

Proceeds benefit Padres Foundation youth baseball programs. This will be the 17th year the San Diego Padres have provided the "Shirts Off Their Backs" opportunity for fans. Over the years, Padres' fan support has raised more than $568,000 for Padres Foundation programs and initiatives supporting children's recreation, health and education.

Padres Foundation Garage Sale

The Foundation annually conducts a garage sale of unique finds such as jerseys, bats, caps, game-worn items, and other memorabilia. This sale occurs in conjunction with the Padres' annual FanFest.

Tony Gwynn Brick Plaza (2007)

In celebration of Tony Gwynn's induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007, the Padres commissioned and installed a stunning bronze statue of "Mr. Padre" out in Park at the Park. Thank you to the fans who purchased these special commemorative bricks which surround the Gwynn statue. Locate your Gwynn Plaza brick »

Charitable Giving/Donations

Padres players, coaches, ownership and front office staff have a tradition of caring and giving. Active involvement in the community, volunteerism and generosity of spirit are at the heart of the club's philosophy and philanthropy.

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In-kind Donations

The club annually supports over 1,200 organizations by providing team memorabilia, autographed items, game tickets and promotion for charity auctions, raffles, special events, etc. We respectfully request that due to the high volume, all requests much be received six weeks prior to the event.

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Event Sponsorship/Funding

Non-profit organizations seeking financial support/sponsorship of a fundraising event or program must submit a letter of request on organizational letterhead and include contact information, event/program description, event date, sponsorship levels, expected attendance, beneficiary information and the organization's non-profit tax identification number. We respectfully request that due to the high volume, all requests must be received four weeks prior to the event to allow enough time for review, follow up and fulfillment. Submitting a request does not guarantee that you will receive a donation.

Padres Charity Ticket Program

The Padres Charity Ticket Program provides complimentary tickets to nonprofit organizations that serve disadvantaged children who would otherwise not be able to attend a baseball game. The Padres are proud to have again teamed up with Major League Baseball's "Commissioner's Community Initiative" and "Players Give Back" to donate complimentary tickets to these deserving nonprofit organizations. The Padres are proud to work with Tickets For Kids to assist with the distribution of our charity tickets. If your nonprofit youth organization would like to apply for tickets, please email for more information.