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Chula Vista Charitable Foundation Partners with San Diego Padres and AT&T to Offer Big Win to Community

May 11, 2015 – Chula Vista, CA – The Chula Vista Charitable Foundation (CVCF) has partnered with the San Diego Padres and AT&T to host the 2015 Chula Vista Community Series, a major annual fundraiser benefitting the Chula Vista community. As part of the series, discounted game tickets will be available for one game each month throughout the season, and a portion of each ticket sold will benefit worthy causes in Chula Vista.

The Community Series’ signature event will be the Chula Vista Community Day at Petco Park on Sunday, June 14, 2015. The Padres will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers and CVCF Founding Member and Chula Vista native Adrian Gonzalez. As part of the event, one lucky fan will have the opportunity to meet Gonzalez prior to the game. Other specials for the day include a free t-shirt for the first 500 tickets purchased through www.padres.com/chulavista.

In conjunction with the series, CVCF will present its 2015-2016 grantees with their checks during a special pre-game ceremony at the June 14 game. CVCF will award up to $40,000 to nonprofit organizations committed to making a positive, lasting impact in Chula Vista.

CVCF was founded in 2008 with a mission to improve the quality of life within Chula Vista by promoting and increasing responsible and effective philanthropy. Since its inception, CVCF has grown to over 100 members and built a community endowment of $300,000.

For more information about the Chula Vista Community Series, please visit www.padres.com/ChulaVista or visit Chula Vista Charitable Foundation at facebook.com/ChulaVistaCF.

About the Chula Vista Charitable Foundation & the Regional Affiliate Program
The Regional Affiliate program, including the Chula Vista Charitable Foundation, was established by The San Diego Foundation to build and promote a regional network of community affiliate foundations by leveraging local leadership in building endowments, increasing responsible and effective philanthropy, and promoting local and regional civic engagement. Since 2006, The San Diego Foundation has established affiliates in Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Escondido, La Jolla, Oceanside, Ramona, Rancho Bernardo, San Ysidro, and 4S Ranch-Del Sur. The Regional Affiliate program has exceeded 700 members, built endowments of more than $3.8 million overall, and granted more than $3.4 million in total to nonprofit organizations throughout the region. For additional information, please visit sdfoundation.org/CommunityFoundations.

About The San Diego Foundation
Founded in 1975, The San Diego Foundation’s purpose is to promote and increase effective and responsible charitable giving. The Foundation manages more than $675 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 $916 million to the San Diego region’s nonprofit community. For more information, visit The San Diego Foundation’s website, SDF News blog, Facebookand Twitter pages.

Contacts
Vince Heald, Beck Ellman Heald, 858-453-9600, vheald@behmedia.com
Justin Nunez, The San Diego Foundation, 619-235-2300, justin@sdfoundation.org

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