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Padres to host Red Sox and Dodgers for 11th homestand of the 2019 season

August 23, 2019

Homestand No. 11 at a Glance Padres vs. Red Sox – Fri, Aug 23, 7:10 p.m. Players’ Weekend BeerFest (Southwest Airlines) Theme Game: STAR WARS® Night National Anthem: Kendra Checketts, former contestant on NBC’s hit show “The Voice” Freedom Reserve Section (Budweiser) Padres vs. Red Sox – Sat, Aug 24,

Homestand No. 11 at a Glance

Padres vs. Red Sox – Fri, Aug 23, 7:10 p.m.

Players’ Weekend

BeerFest (Southwest Airlines)

Theme Game: STAR WARS® Night

National Anthem: Kendra Checketts, former contestant on NBC’s hit show “The Voice”

Freedom Reserve Section (Budweiser)

Padres vs. Red Sox – Sat, Aug 24, 5:40 p.m.

Favorite Things Basket Fundraiser

Players’ Weekend

Sky Blast (T-Mobile)

Moment of Silence: George Mitrovich

Padres vs. Red Sox – Sun, Aug 25, 1:10 p.m.

Players’ Weekend

Kids Swingin’ Friar Book

“Padres Thank SD”: Make-A-Wish San Diego pregame ceremony

Military Appreciation Day (USAA)

Theme Game: Greek Heritage Day

Theme Game: Rocket League Day

KidsFest (Chick-fil-A)

Compadres Kids Sunday Signings

Postgame Catch on the Field

Padres vs. Dodgers – Mon, Aug 26, 7:10 p.m.

Theme Game: Dominican Day (Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic)

Naturalization ceremony

Friar Family Days (Denny’s)

KAABOO Day

CollegeFest

Padres vs. Dodgers – Tue, Aug 27, 7:10 p.m.

Taco Tuesday (Estrella Jalisco)

Padres Estrellas (ARCO)

CollegeFest

Theme Game: Portuguese Heritage Night

Theme Game: Golf Night (Callaway)

Friar Family Days (Denny’s)

Padres vs. Dodgers – Wed, Aug 28, 6:10 p.m.

SDG&E pregame ceremony

Ceremonial First Pitch: American actor Scott Eastwood

Friar Family Days (Denny’s)

CollegeFest

San Diego Padres vs. Boston Red Sox - Friday, August 23 @ 7:10 p.m.

The Padres return home from their 10th road trip, a seven-day, 6-game trip, for their 11th homestand of the 2019 season featuring games against the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers. Action begins tonight with a 7:10 p.m. start against the Red Sox.

The third annual Players’ Weekend will take place at Petco Park from Friday through Sunday for the first time since its inception in 2017. Major League Baseball players will have the opportunity to showcase their passions, backgrounds and interests by putting their own personal touches on what they wear and on the equipment they use all weekend long. Elements include:

Players have selected nicknames for themselves to be on the backs of their jerseys and the opportunity to design, wear and use creatively colored and decorated equipment including bats, spikes, batting gloves, wristbands, compression sleeves and catcher’s equipment.

Padres third baseman Manny Machado (“El Ministro”) has been named a Players’ Weekend Ambassador and will take the team-lead in championing the initiative and his teammates’ efforts.

Players will wear specially designed monochromatic uniforms with the Padres wearing all-white and the Red Sox wearing all-black uniforms created specifically for the weekend-long event with jerseys by Majestic, caps by New Era Cap and socks from Stance.

The final BeerFest presented by Southwest Airlines of 2019 takes place on Friday. Elements include:

The party begins at 4:30 p.m. with live entertainment by Radio Thieves and beer specials for $5 from local and national breweries, including the refreshing Swingin’ Friar Ale collaboration from the Padres and Ballast Point.

All beers are available exclusively with Friar Funds.

The popular STAR WARS® Night returns to Petco Park on Friday. Fans are encourage to come dressed in their best STAR WARS® gear, and there will be characters available for photo opportunities at Park at the Park. A limited-edition STAR WARS®-themed Padres t-shirt is available by purchasing a dedicated Theme Game package. For more information, please visit www.padres.com/starwars.

Kendra Checketts, San Diego native and former contestant on Season 16 of NBC’s hit show “The Voice”, will perform the National Anthem prior to Friday’s game.

The Freedom Reserve Section presented by Budweiser ($5 tickets for Monday through Thursday games and $10 tickets for Friday through Sunday games) will be available every home game for active duty military and their dependents.

San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Boston Red Sox - Saturday, August 24 @ 5:40 p.m.

The Padres Family Association are hosting their annual Favorite Things Basket Fundraiser, with 100 percent of proceeds raised benefiting the Padres Foundation. Fans attending the game will have the opportunity to bid on baskets that wives, girlfriends and significant others put together representing the favorite things of players, coaches, broadcasters and more. Baskets are one-of-a-kind and include autographed memorabilia, favorite books, sporting equipment, Hawaiian vacations, Airpods, gift cards, snacks, movies, wine and lots more. Fans can bid online or at the Community Kiosk in Section 101 until the end of the 7th inning on Saturday. For more information, or to bid on a basket, visit www.padres.com/favoritethings.

The third annual Players’ Weekend continues on Saturday. Major League Baseball players will have the opportunity to showcase their passions, backgrounds and interests by putting their own personal touches on what they wear and on the equipment they use all weekend long.

As part of Baseball Night in San Diego, fans are encouraged to stick around after Saturday’s game to enjoy the country-themed Sky Blast fireworks show presented by T-Mobile.

Prior to Saturday’s game, the Padres will observe a moment of silence in remembrance of San Diego City Club President George Mitrovich. Mitrovich passed away in late July at age 84.

San Diego Padres vs. Boston Red Sox - Sunday, August 25 @ 1:10 p.m.

The third annual Players’ Weekend concludes on Sunday. Major League Baseball players will have the opportunity to showcase their passions, backgrounds and interests by putting their own personal touches on what they wear and on the equipment they use all weekend long.

All kids 14 and younger in attendance on Sunday will receive a Kids Swingin’ Friar Book.

As part of the Padres’ year-long 50th Anniversary celebration, the Padres will present a $50,000 check to Make-A-Wish San Diego and reveal a special Wish grant during the pregame ceremony. 14-year-old military dependent Ashlyn will have her wish of seeing a Broadway play in New York granted. Throughout 2019, 11 charitable partners will benefit from the “Padres Thank SD” community initiative in partnership with the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation. In total, the Padres Foundation, Sycuan and other organizations will support charitable projects totaling over one million dollars leaving a positive and lasting impact on the community.

Military Appreciation Day presented by USAA takes place on Sunday. Elements of the day include:

A representative from USO San Diego will ring the Ceremonial Mission Bell.

The United States Navy Parachute Team known as the “Leap Frogs” will perform during the pregame ceremonies.

Chris Sichel, President & CEO of Make-A-Wish San Diego, will throw the Ceremonial First Pitch.

USMC Staff Seargeant David Coderman will perform the National Anthem and sing God Bless America during the 7th Inning Stretch.

Nine military Make-A-Wish kids will take the field to greet Padres starters as part of the “Military Take the Field.”

Greek Heritage Day is Sunday in recognition of the San Diego Greek community. A limited-edition Greek-themed Padres hat is available by purchasing a dedicated Theme Game package. For more information, please visit www.padres.com/greek.

Sunday is also Rocket League Day at Petco Park. Since arriving onto the scene in 2015, Rocket League has become one of the most played video games worldwide, with over 50 million people playing. The Padres and San Diego-based Psyonix teamed up to create a limited-edition Padres-themed Rocket League t-shirt, available by purchasing a dedicated Theme Game package. For more information, please visit www.padres.com/rocketleague.

KidsFest presented by Chick-fil-A, Compadres Kids Sunday Signings and Postgame Catch on the Field activities include:

KidsFest presented by Chick-fil-A features bounce houses and other inflatables, games, face painters, balloon artists and more kid-friendly activities in Park at the Park beginning at 10:30 a.m.

From 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., two Padres players will sign autographs at the Park at the Park for Compadres Kids Sunday Signings. A Compadres Kids membership is required to participate. Membership is free, and kids can sign up online at www.padres.com/compadres or in-person on the day of the event.

Following Sunday’s game, kids 14 and under are invited to play catch on the field. Kids and their families can begin lining up following the conclusion of the eighth inning at the top of the ramp leading to the Craft Pier presented by Ballast Point on K Street. Compadres Kids members will receive front-of-the-line privileges by lining up at the Park Blvd Gate Plaza.

San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - Monday, August 26 @ 7:10 p.m.

Monday is the inaugural Dominican Day presented by Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic at Petco Park, a day to recognize the San Diego Dominican community. A representative from the Ministry of Tourism with throw the Honorary First Pitch and present each of the Dominican players on the roster with a special plaque during the pregame ceremony. A limited-edition Dominican-themed Padres hat is alavailable by purchasing a dedicated Theme Game package. For more information, please visit www.padres.com/dominican.

In celebration of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, the Padres, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will host a Naturalization ceremony prior to Monday’s game in an effort to bring people together to enjoy America’s favorite pastime and feel a sense of community and connection to the Constitution. A group of 50 new citizens representing 40 different countries will take the Oath of Allegiance in unison during the pregame ceremony, joined by the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem.

KAABOO Day is on Monday featuring pre-game performances on the Sycuan Stage from 5:00-6:30 p.m. by KAABOO Discovers winner Evan Diamond & The Library and runner up WYO. The night will also include in game entertainment and opportunities for fans to receive prizes and special offers.

Friar Family Days presented by Denny’s takes place every Sunday through Thursday Padres home game, which includes a special ticket package offer that features $20 tickets for adults and $15 tickets for kids 14 and younger. A hot dog and soda are included with each ticket. Fans can purchase tickets to Friar Family Days online at www.padres.com/friarfamily.

CollegeFest tickets are available beginning Monday for all remaining Padres games and include a dedicated seating section and discounted ticket for college students. Fans can purchase CollegeFest tickets by visiting www.padres.com/college.

San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - Tuesday, August 27 @ 7:10 p.m.

Taco Tuesday presented by Estrella Jalisco features Petco Park’s favorite local tacos at a special price. For only $2.50, fans can choose from a variety of taco options at Blue Water Seafood Market & Grill (section 117 location), Carnitas’ Snack Shack, Wonderland Ocean Pub, Lucha Libre, Miguel’s, Seaside Market and Brigantine. Also, Estrella Jalisco offers 12 oz. beers for only $5 available at all Taco Tuesday and Budweiser Ballpark Eats locations.

The Padres Estrellas program presented by ARCO continues its partnership with local school districts and non-profits to support the effort to reduce high school dropout rates and improve health and fitness behaviors within the Hispanic youth population. Prior to Tuesday’s game, students from the Southbay Family YMCA, MANA de San Diego and Big Brothers Big Sisters will be treated to tickets to the game and have the opportunity to watch batting practice from the field before being recognized at home plate during the pregame ceremony.

CollegeFest tickets will be available for all remaining Padres home games beginning Monday featuring a dedicated seating section and discounted ticket for college students. Fans can purchase CollegeFest tickets by visiting www.padres.com/college.

In partnership with United Portuguese S.E.S. Inc (UPSES), PFSA and the San Diego Portuguese community, Tuesday will serve as Portuguese Heritage Night at Petco Park. A limited-edition Portuguese-themed Padres hat is available by purchasing a dedicated Theme Game package. For more information, please visit www.padres.com/portuguese.

Golf Night presented by Callaway will also take place on Tuesday. A Padres-themed Callaway valuables pouch is available by purchasing a dedicated Theme Game package. Visit www.padres.com/golf for more information.

The Padres will honor various local youth baseball and softball all-star teams that excelled in their respective divisions during the 2019 season prior to Tuesday’s game. Teams being honored include: Tecolote, Bonita Valley, Poway, La Costa, Carlsbad, Escondido, Sweetwater Valley, La Jolla, Eastlake, Parkview and a national team from Mexico.

Friar Family Days presented by Denny’s takes place every Sunday through Thursday Padres home game, which includes a special ticket package offer that features $20 tickets for adults and $15 tickets for kids 14 and younger. A hot dog and soda are included with each ticket. Fans can purchase tickets to Friar Family Days online at www.padres.com/friarfamily.

San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - Wednesday, August 28 @ 6:10 p.m.

On Wednesday, the Padres, in partnership with SDG&E, will continue their season-long “Going to Bat for San Diego” initiative. The partnership aims to honor the 13 local organizations dedicated to keeping San Diego safe and clean. Representatives from the American Lung Association will be presented with a $50,000 check from the Padres Foundation and SDG&E during the pregame ceremony.

Scott Eastwood, American actor and son of actor-director Clin Eastwood, will throw the Ceremonial First Pitch.

Friar Family Days presented by Denny’s takes place every Sunday through Thursday Padres home game, which includes a special ticket package offer that features $20 tickets for adults and $15 tickets for kids 14 and younger. A hot dog and soda are included with each ticket. Fans can purchase tickets to Friar Family Days online at www.padres.com/friarfamily.

CollegeFest tickets will be available for all remaining Padres home games beginning Monday featuring a dedicated seating section and discounted ticket for college students. Fans can purchase CollegeFest tickets by visiting www.padres.com/college.