Comunidad Awards

The Padres are currently accepting nominations for the 13th annual Comunidad Awards, presented by COX, which will be announced and celebrated during Hispanic Heritage Weekend. This award recognizes and pays tribute to individuals or organizations whose work has made a positive impact on those who live and work in San Diego's Hispanic community. One nominee will be selected from each of the five categories: LIVE (health & mentorship), LEARN (education), PLAY (recreation), and SERVE (volunteerism, military, and first responders) and TIJUANA/ BAJA.

The Padres Hispanic Community Advisory Committee will be selecting one winner in each category (five total). The Padres Foundation will make a $5,000 donation to the associated local non-profit organization in the name of each award recipient ($25,000 total). The winners will be announced and recognized in late September during a pregame ceremony at Petco Park.

Nominations will be accepted through Friday, July 21 and winners will be notified in mid-August.

Congratulations to the 2022 recipients and charitable organizations who received $5,000 from the Padres Foundation in their honor including Maria Garcia (donation benefitting Bea Gonzales Biliteracy Scholarship), Clemente Casillas (donation benefitting the Community Youth Athletic Center), Salma Amaya (donation benefitting El Patronato), Luz Quiroga (donation benefitting Emilio Nares Foundation), and Arnulfo Manriquez (donation benefitting MAAC).

Past Comunidad Award Winners

2022 Luz Quiroga Maria Garcia Clemente Casillas Arnulfo Manriquez Salma Amaya
2021 Dr. Mark Sanchez Dr. Albert Pulido Louis Natividad Chris and Julianne North
2020 Rev. Richard Brown Adela Garcia Blanca Uribe Memo Cavada
2019 Alejandro Martin del Campo Rachel Ortiz Ernie Lucero Mery Lopez Gallo
2018 Gloria Newell Ana Reyes Jose Mercado Officer Raymus Payton
2017 Yolanda Walther Meade Venus Molina Al Alvarado Jesse Navarro
2016 Humberto Gurmilan Andrea Skorepa Janett Gaytan Dr. Adolfo Gonzales
2015 Niki Mani Gaby Beas Alex Rejto Edwin Garrette
2014 Jose Montaño Foundation La Maestra Community Center Ricardo Lopez Association of Naval Services Officers (ANSO)
2013 Emilio Nares Foundation and
Friends of Scott Foundation
Aldo Sanchez Ramon Aldana Los Bomberos de San Diego
2012 Dr. Raul Trejo Armando Cataño Daynara Castillo N/A