Padres Expand “Future Padres” Program on Caravan


The Padres understand the importance of being involved in the community and investing in the future of youth sports. On the final day of their Padres Caravan tour, they were able to inspire hundreds of San Diego area youth and put their money where there mouth is in the process as reported by Corey Brock.

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With pitchers Tyson Ross and Brandon Maurer alongside new manager Andy Green the Padres announced they are expanding their support in the Future Padres program that will now be distributed to more than 20,000 local baseball and softball players throughout the county.

Tom Siedler, the Padres vice president of community and military affairs had this to say about the program:

"“The Future Padres jersey program is certainly the most expansive grass-roots program we have, it’s great to support the leagues that are doing such a great job; everybody from the volunteer coaches to the umpires, the parents, the administrators, everyone who makes Little League baseball and softball possible.”"

This years expansion included an additional 6,000 softball jerseys with a matching “SD” headband to go with it. Tyson Ross spoke to kids about his own great experience playing Little League baseball growing up and is a role model for kids to look to as they work hard and dream their own dreams of playing in professional sports.

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The Padres hope to continue to make an impact in the community as they work towards building a sustainable winning product on the field and doing their part to add future Padres fans in the process, as evidenced by Tom Siedler:

“It’s supporting something we have a lot of respect for, and at the same time we’re connecting on an immediate level with kids 14 and under and their parents and, hopefully, broadening the Padres’ fan base,”

Though the Padres may not have a great record in 2016, they will welcome the world of MLB for the 2016 All Star Game and might be building their own winner from their own backyard.