Media Advisory

June 5, 2015

WHO: Los Angeles Dodgers All-Star Adrian Gonzalez will join student recipients of the Gonzalez Scholarship Awards for the 2nd Annual “Gonzalez Scholars Give Back” volunteer event.
WHAT: Each year, Adrian and Betsy Gonzalez, with support from The San Diego Foundation, organize a volunteer event with scholarship recipients from the Gonzalez Scholarship Fund. The event is an opportunity for the Gonzalez family and students to give back to the community they grew up in, and celebrate the academic achievements of the recipients.
WHERE: Habitat for Humanity Build Site
481 Foundation Lane
El Cajon, CA 92020
WHEN: Thursday, June 11 at 1:00 p.m.
The work portion of the event will be private due to the build site capacity. Press is encouraged to arrive for the welcome remarks from Adrian and collect b-roll during the beginning of the event.
WHY: Chula Vista native and Major League Baseball star Adrian Gonzalez and his wife, Betsy Gonzalez, have long been committed to helping local students achieve their dreams. In 2009 they established a scholarship fund at The San Diego Foundation to empower underprivileged youth to go to college. Since inception, nearly 50 students have been selected for the Gonzalez Scholarship.

About The San Diego Foundation
Celebrating 40 years of philanthropic leadership in the community (1975-2015), The San Diego Foundation’s purpose is to promote and increase effective and responsible charitable giving to grow a vibrant region. The Foundation manages more than $682 million in assets, more than half of which reside in permanent endowment funds that extend the impact of today’s gifts to future generations. Since its inception, The Foundation has granted more than $924 million to the San Diego region’s nonprofit community. Join us as we look ahead to the next 40 years with the Future40 event series and Fund for the Future. For more information, visit The San Diego Foundation’s website, SDF News blog, Facebook and Twitter pages.

Alyssa Enwright, Beck Ellman Heald, 858-453-9600,
Justin Nunez, The San Diego Foundation, 619-235-2300,