The Padres Foundation is the primary source of funding for the club's outreach initiatives in the areas of Live, Learn, Play, Serve or children's health, education, fitness and youth baseball/softball. The Foundation raises funds through a number of programs in which fans can participate, including the 50/50 Raffle, Shirts Off Their Backs, Padres Foundation Garage Sale and many others:
Fans can purchase Padres Foundation 50/50 raffle tickets for a chance to win 50% of the raffle jackpot each home game! The other 50% will support Padres Foundation 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. Participants must be 18 years or older to play.
Shirts Off Their Backs
$1 Scratcher Tickets for the 19th 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 19th 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 Padres 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.
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!
Padres Foundation Prize Wheel
Prior to most home games, for a $5 donation, fans can spin the wheel and win great prizes! The Padres Foundation Prize Wheel is located at Park at The Park. All proceeds benefit the Padres Foundation.
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 or youth organization would like to apply for tickets, please email email@example.com for more information.
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.
Commemorate a special occasion by displaying a message on the Petco Park right field LED board during a Padres home game and support a great cause, the Padres Foundation.