Monday night, August 11th, is Phil’s BBQ Night at Petco Park!
Before the game, Phil’s BBQ will be operating Southern California’s largest tailgate in the parking lot – with 100% of the proceeds going to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of San Diego County! This is the 6th consecutive year they have done this, and last year raised over $70,000 supporting Operation Bigs Military Mentoring Program.
Currently Phil’s BBQ has two locations at Petco, part of what makes Petco concessions the best in MLB, but Monday night they turn it up a notch.
This is a great chance to enjoy some Monday night baseball with the new-look Padres finally breaking their season long slump and scoring runs. They lead the National League in batting average since the All-Star Break and Monday pits youngster Jesse Hahn of the Padres against Jordan Lyles of the Colorado Rockies. Tommy Medica has been on fire, and the bullpen is turning games into 6 inning battles before shutting the opponent down on a nightly basis.
Currently, the Padres are fighting for relevancy in the Wild Card race, having just named a new general manager in A.J. Preller last week after a disappointing first half, and trading away several stars including Huston Street, Chase Headley, and Chris Denorfia.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is a community mentoring program that partners adults with youth to act as mentors. They offer many wonderful events throughout the year including Winter Wonderland at Horton Plaza, donated tickets to the Holiday and Poinsettia Bowl, and other discounts with vendors throughout San Diego.
Personally, I have been involved with the program for about a year and am excited to take my “Little” to this great event. For only requiring a few hours out of the month, it feels great to make a difference in the life of not only your Little, but to play a small part in a larger sense of community. I’m also fortunate that my Little loves baseball and I was fortunate enough to watch his Little League All Stars play as he pitched them to victory. You can also guarantee we will not be leaving early.
So if you were thinking about going to a Padres’ game but needed a reason to go, come on out Monday night to watch some good baseball and stuff your face with the best BBQ in San Diego, Phil’s BBQ!