A group of Ramonans plan to participate in Faith and Family Night when the San Diego Padres play the Miami Marlins in Petco Park on Saturday, May 10 — and they invite others to join them.
Proceeds from Ramona’s participation will benefit the Ramona Pregnancy Center and Ramona AWANA, a group for ages 3 through 12th grade that meets weekly during the school year to have fun in a Christian ministry environment.
The event will include pre- and post-game activities, a post-game Christian concert with Phil Wickham, a Padres’ 10th anniversary commemorative canvas art collectible and opportunity drawings for a baseball signed by Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso, a Tony Gwynn 3000 hit classic collecticritter and other prizes. Tickets are $15 each and are available at the Ramona Pregnancy Center in the McDonald’s center at 1530 Main St., Suite 6, Tuesdays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Children less than 3 feet tall will be admitted free, and an early-bird special of four tickets for $55 is available through April 27.
Reserved seating is in the upper right field.
The group will meet for a picnic dinner in the grass park beyond the outfield at Petco Park at 4:30 p.m. Gates open at 4:10. Those attending may bring their own food or purchase it there. Beach towels or blankets are recommended to sit on the grass. Beach chairs are not allowed.
A blessing of the food is planned. Food must be wrapped or bagged to be brought into the park.
After dinner, participants will go to their seats or, if some with children prefer, they can stay in the grass area.
Ramona businesses or individuals can donate an item or items for the opportunity drawings. They also asked, if they can, to sponsor someone who otherwise would not be able to attend.
“Currently we are looking for 10 sponsors for In His Steps Recovery,” said Jim Tate, one of the event organizers.
For more information, contact Tate at firstname.lastname@example.org or 760-445-5650 or Kevin Springfield at 760-315-2323.