Padres holding fundraiser to aid victims of Japan


The San Diego Padres announced Friday that they will be raising funds for a relief effort for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

"At a time like this we feel that it is important for the global community to become involved and support the people of Japan. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the individuals and families affected by the devastation and we pledge to help support the relief efforts as Japan begins to rebuild. – Padres president and COO Tom Garfinkel"

On May 20, the Padres are hosting a Japanese Heritage Night against the Seattle Mariners and plan to match donations via the Padres Foundation. More details will be announced as the game gets closer.