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United Way Brings Community Together for Pacific Baseball

Mar 15, 2010
The United Way of San Joaquin County has teamed up with supporters of the University of the Pacific Baseball program to provide underprivileged children and deserving community volunteers with the opportunity to attend the game on Saturday, March 20th against USC free of charge.  The United Way will distribute tickets which were purchased by sponsors in conjunction with Pacific Baseball Community Night, an annual event presented by the Paulsen Family that is held every offseason to benefit the Pacific Baseball program.

In addition to game tickets, the United Way will barbecue dinner for these guests on the main concourse of Klein Family Field prior to the game.  Members of select local charities will also be on hand with free giveaways for kids and to educate fans about services available to them in San Joaquin County.  The game is scheduled for a 6:00 PM start, with ceremonial first pitches to be thrown by representatives from participating charities just prior. 

"Thanks to the generosity of many great people in this community, we can provide thousands of deserving people with the opportunity to enjoy a fun night at this great ballpark," said Andy Prokop, President of the United Way of San Joaquin County.  "And we encourage everyone else to come out and join us Saturday, March 20th as we stand together and celebrate Pacific Baseball and their importance to this community."

Members of the Pacific baseball team will also be available to all fans in attendance for photographs and autographs on the concourse near the pregame festivities beginning at 5:00 PM. 

The following donors purchased tickets being donated by the United Way:  the Paulsen Family, Diamond Foods, Hilton Stockton, Mr. Pat Bennett, Mr. Ed Brink, Caffese Farming Company, California Cedar Products Company, Ms. Tara Coatings, Mr. Tom Cortopassi, Downtown Sportsmen Club, Golden Valley Industries, Horizon Irrigation & Specialty Equipment, Iacopi, Lenz & Company, Klein Family Farms, Lincoln Properties, Ltd., McGeorge School of Law, Mr. George McNamara, Primavera Marketing, Mr. Ben Rishwain, Ms. Nancy Schrader, Seligman & Dunn Investments, Mr. Dan Spediacci, Mr. Ed Sprague, Sr., Mr. Ed Sprague, Jr., Mr. Tony Stevens, Stockton Sports Commission, United Way of San Joaquin County, and Zeiter Eye Medical Group, Inc.

To purchase tickets for the game on Saturday, March 20th, please contact the University of the Pacific at (209) 946-2474 or visit pacifictigers.com

About the United Way of San Joaquin County

The mission of the United Way of San Joaquin County is to improve the lives of people by mobilizing the caring power of communities.


About Pacific Baseball

The Pacific Baseball mission is to build an integrated program which successfully competes on a national level, graduates student-athletes who excel in the classroom, on the field, in their communities and in life, while providing affordable family oriented entertainment in San Joaquin County.


About Pacific Baseball Community Night

2010 marked the third annual Pacific Baseball Community Night, which is sponsored by the Paulsen Family and managed by Focused Sports & Entertainment.  This year's event drew a sellout crowd and was headlined by Major League Baseball super-agent Scott Boras.  Past guests have included baseball's winningest active manager, Tony LaRussa as well as former pitcher and college hall of fame member, Jim Abbott.