PRESS RELEASE – Through the organization’s non-profit sector, the Anchor Fund, the Ports gave approximately $35,207 in monetary donations and $254,164 of in-kind donations to local non-profits within the San Joaquin community in 2015.
Various fundraisers held at Banner Island Ballpark raised a total of nearly $17,000 throughout the season. The top two highest-revenue events included the ninth annual Pink Night, in which $4,345 was raised for St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Breast Health Services, and the third annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Day, in which the Ports were able to donate $4,182 to Sutter Gould Medical Foundation. Additional Anchor Fund fundraisers during the season included Root Beer Float Day, Youth Baseball Camp, Fish with a Port, Pancakes with the Ports, and Community Fund Weekend.
In programs such as Silver Sluggers, Kids’ Club, Baseball by the Books, and Summer Reading programs, the Ports had over 48,000 individuals participate. Through these programs, the Ports were able to provide fans with donated or discounted tickets, with nearly 35,000 tickets distributed to program participants.
The Stockton Ports’ Anchor Fund was established in early 2007 and has helped support many community projects, with a primary focus on youth centers and youth sports. The charitable fund reflects and reaffirms the Ports’ commitment to strengthening the community using baseball and entertainment as a backdrop, with 445 non-profit organizations receiving donations in 2015.
“During the past year, the Anchor Fund truly exemplified our organization’s dedication to supporting Stockton and our surrounding communities,” said President Pat Filippone. “With this focus, we were able to assist hundreds of deserving organizations, and I could not be more proud of the efforts made in 2015. We look forward to a similar level of participation in 2016.”
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