Celebrating the 4th of July with an All-American Special

Enjoy a Friar Frank at Petco Park and Support San Diego’s Everyday Heroes

Celebrating America’s birthday with America’s favorite pastime is a perfect match. And this Fourth of July, you can support some of San Diego’s everyday heroes by purchasing a Friar Frank while you enjoy the day at the ballpark.

Through our season-long partnership with the San Diego Padres—Going to Bat for San Diego—we’re swinging for the fences for 11 organizations committed to the safety of the San Diego community and fans in the grandstands have the opportunity to join us!

Meet our starting lineup

For every Friar Frank purchased at Petco Park during the 2017 season, we’ll match the cost with shareholder-funded donations up to $20,000 each for three organizations that work hard to keep our community safe every day:

  • 2-1-1 San Diego: From food assistance and housing programs, to veterans’ services and LGBTQ resources, 2-1-1 San Diego is an integral organization for San Diegans to connect with the various programs and services they need. Since the non-profit launched in 2005, more than 1.5 million people have used the free service. With connections to more than 6,000 community resources, 2-1-1’s vast network is a vital resource when a disaster happens, providing up-to-date information on conditions and locating emergency services like shelters and evacuation routes. Donations raised through Going to Bat will support 2-1-1’s disaster preparedness and recovery programs.
  • San Diego Crime Stoppers: For the past 30 years, San Diego Crime Stoppers has made San Diego safer by partnering with regional law enforcement agencies to help solve crimes and apprehend fugitives. At SDG&E, we’re excited to go to bat for a special program managed by the non-profit—Students Speaking Out—which gives young students a safe space to speak up when they know about illegal or dangerous activities, helping to make their schools and communities safer. To date, the innovative program has been introduced in more than 150 San Diego area schools, helping solve and prevent crimes on local campuses.
  • San Diego Police Officers’ Association: The police are one of the first calls most of us make in an emergency situation,—but who do the police go to when they’re in distress? For more than 100 years, the San Diego Police Officers Association (SDPOA) and its precursor, the San Diego Police Relief Association, has made it their core mission to provide support for local officers and their families in times of difficulty. When a police officer is injured or killed in the line of duty, SDPOA steps in to ensure they and their families are receiving the proper services, care and support to recover.

All of the non-profits supported through Going to Bat for San Diego rely on support and volunteers from the community to provide their valuable services. Follow #GTB4SD on social media and visit SDGEnews.com throughout the season to learn more about the organizations and how you can get involved.