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First Responders

The Padres are proud to celebrate, honor and thank our First Responder community and the organizations who support them. In recognition and appreciation of San Diego's First Responders' commitment to the citizens and community, the Padres designate eight Friday night home games as First Responder appreciation Fridays, bringing well-deserved attention to the hard work and service the various departments provide.


In addition to the thousands of tickets given annually to the First Responder community, the Padres offer tickets year-round to these community heroes year-round at a 25-50% discount.

2019 Salutes

  • Friday, March 29 vs. SF: First Responder Opening Day    
  • Friday, June 7 vs. WAS: First Responder Salute: San Diego County Fire-Rescue Department presented by FOX Sports San Diego
  • Friday, July 12 vs. ATL: First Responder Salute: San Diego County Sheriff's Department    
  • Friday, July 26 vs. SF: First Responder Salute: Police Department    
  • Friday, August 9 vs. COL: First Responder Salute: State & Federal Agencies presented by BAE Systems
  • Wednesday, September 11 vs. CHC: First Responder Salute: 9/11 Honor & Remembrance Day presented by National Funding
  • Friday, September 20 vs. ARI: First Responder: American Red Cross Salute 

Community Involvement and Awareness

First Responder Appreciation Fridays are dedicated to the San Diego Police Department and other county police departments as well as the San Diego Sheriff's Department, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, California Highway Patrol, U.S. Border Patrol, Red Cross, FBI, DEA and other organizations on the front line of service to our community.

Each First Responder Appreciation Friday also offers a $10,000 donation in support of the various department foundations and other supportive organizations.