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Ballast Point Brewing Co. and The Padres Foundation Partner to Support Feeding San Diego’s COVID-19 Emergency Response in San Diego

SAN DIEGO,  – May 21, 2020 – Ballast Point Brewing Company and The Padres Foundation are teaming together to benefit Feeding San Diego’s COVID-19 relief efforts through sales of the official craft beer of the San Diego Padres, Ballast Point’s Swingin’ Friar Ale. For each case sold from March (when California’s mandatory quarantine began) through June 30th, Ballast Point and The Padres Foundation will donate $1 each toward Feeding San Diego, one of the city’s top hunger relief organizations.

“No one should go hungry and Feeding San Diego continues to do a tremendous job making food accessible to those in need, now more than ever,” says Ballast Point CEO, Brendan Watters. “We want to do our part to help and along with The Padres Foundation, we hope to bring those numbers down and continue to raise awareness around the issue.”

“The Padres are proud to partner with Ballast Point on this initiative to help combat food insecurity in our San Diego region,” says Padres President of Business Operations Erik Greupner.  “Feeding San Diego needs our support during these challenging times to provide meals for individuals and families in need.”

In response to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Feeding San Diego has increased emergency food distributions to help meet the surge in demand throughout San Diego County, maintaining its operations and striving to minimize disruption to hunger-relief services while implementing new methods of food assistance.

About Feeding San Diego

Feeding San Diego is a non-profit organization on a mission to connect every person facing hunger with nutritious meals by maximizing food rescue. Established in 2007, Feeding San Diego is the leading hunger-relief and food rescue organization in San Diego County and the only Feeding America affiliate in the region. Feeding San Diego provides more than 26 million meals every year to children, families, seniors, college students, military families, and veterans, and people facing homelessness in partnership with a network of 300 local charities, schools, faith communities, meal sites, and food pantries. To learn more about Feeding San Diego and its COVID-19 response, visit feedingsandiego.org/coronavirus.”

About Ballast Point Brewing Co.

What started in 1996 as a small group of homebrewers who simply wanted to make great beer evolved into the team of adventurers known today as Ballast Point. From bringing a hoppy twist to a porter or adding four types of malt to its amber ale, to creating the breakthrough gold-medal winning Sculpin IPA, the San Diego-based company is known for adding its touch and asking if there’s a better way. Now an internationally recognized leader in the craft brewing industry with 6 brewery locations in California and Chicago, the company makes over 50 styles of beer and is distributed in select markets across the US and internationally. Swingin’ Friar Ale, the official craft beer of the San Diego Padres, was brewed by Ballast Point in 2019 to commemorate the hometown team’s 50th Anniversary season and named for the Padres’ iconic Friar mascot. Swingin’ Friar Ale is available year-round in 12oz bottles, cans and draft in the home market of the San Diego Padres. For more information, visit www.ballastpoint.com and follow our journey on Instagram and Facebook.

About The Padres Foundation

The Padres Foundation, established in 1995,  is the primary source of funding for the club’s outreach initiatives in the areas of children’s health and wellness, education, youth baseball/softball, military and first responders. The Foundation raises funds through a number of programs throughout the year in which fans can participate, including the 50/50 Raffle, Shirts Off Their Backs, Padres Foundation Garage Sale, Online Auctions and many others. The Padres Foundation is currently focusing their efforts during this pandemic on food insecurity and support for frontline workers. For more information on the Padres Foundation, including how you can get involved, visit www.padres.com/community.

Ballast Point Brewing Co.
Media Contact: Peyton Robertson, peyton@baybirdinc.com
858.382.4922

The Padres Foundation
Media Contact: Danny Sanchez, DSanchez@padres.com
619.371.6228