Ports Release 2013 Community Relations Report
Stockton Ports Anchor Fund donates nearly $40,000 in 2013.
In a continued effort to support the San Joaquin Valley community, the Ports gave approximately $39,400 to local non-profits and more than $197,700 of in-kind donations, including over 25,000 tickets, to local charities and schools in 2013.
Through various fundraisers, the Ports have raised over $15,000, which has been re-distributed to local organizations. Two leading in-stadium fundraisers in 2013 included the seventh annual Pink Night, which generated a $7,000 donation to St. Joseph’s Breast Health Services, and the first annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Day, which raised $2,937 for Sutter Health Medical Center. Additional fundraisers included Root Beer Float Day, Youth Baseball Camp, Fish with a Port, Pancakes with the Ports, and Community Fund Weekend.
The Ports had over 44,000 individuals participate in the popular Silver Sluggers, Kids Club, and Baseball by the Books programs. These programs provided ticket donations and discounted pricing, with the Ports donating nearly 23,000 tickets to 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 400 non-profit organizations receiving donations in 2013.
“In 2013, we made several exciting strides both on and off the field, and I could not be prouder of the Anchor Funds’ efforts this past season,” said President Pat Filippone. “With the proceeds primarily benefiting child-based community outreach programs in Stockton and San Joaquin County, the Anchor Fund only looks to improve its fundraisers in 2014.”