The San Diego Padres will honor the recipient of the second Hispanic Heritage Comunidad Award for 2016 in a pregame ceremony prior to tonight's game vs. the Seattle Mariners. Andrea Skorepa, executive director/CEO and president of CASA FAMILIAR, has been selected as the recipient of the award by members of the Padres' Hispanic Community Advisory Council (HCAC). Each Comunidad Award winner will also receive $1,000 from the Padres Foundation to be donated to the charity of their choice.
Petco Park today issued a parking, transportation and security advisory for Saturday night's Billy Joel concert. With a sellout crowd expected, concert guests are strongly encouraged to arrive downtown early and enjoy one of the many restaurants and bars in the area. Parking lots will open at 2:00 p.m., gates will open at 6:00 p.m. and guests should be in their seats for the show no later than 7:30 p.
The San Diego Padres today announced the 2016 Padres Hall of Fame class. Former Padres third baseman Ken Caminiti and San Diego native Ted Williams will be inducted into the Padres Hall of Fame this summer: Williams on Friday, July 1, in conjunction with the grand opening of the Padres Hall of Fame, and Caminiti on Saturday, August 6 during Padres Hall of Fame Weekend. The elections were made by the Padres front office in collaboration with the San Diego chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) and local sports media.
Major League Baseball has announced the winners of the 2016 Honorary Bat Girl contest, which recognizes baseball fans who have been affected by breast cancer and who demonstrate a commitment to supporting the fight against the disease. The Honorary Bat Girl for the San Diego Padres is Christine Trimble of San Diego.