Community Relations Report 1
Table of Contents Letter from the President 2013 Season Wrap-Up Community Summary Ports Anchor Fund Donation Breakdown Organizations Ticket Donation Program Fundraising Events Youth Baseball Camp Fish with a Port Root Beer Float Day Pancakes with the Ports Pink Night with the Ports Prostate Cancer Awareness Day Community Fund Weekend Jersey Auctions Statistical Programs Stockton Ports Fundraising Program Youth Programs Chevy Youth Baseball Clinic Scout Night Education Days Baseball by the Books Subway Kids Club Junior Ports Challenger Little League Game Little League Sponsorship Events at the Ballpark Splashâ€™s Birthday Stockton Ports Alumni Night Fan Appreciation Day National Anthem Scan Health Plan Silver Sluggers Program Ports in the Community Dallas Braden Community Award Amador County Park Restoration Contact Community Relations
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Letter from the President Dear Stockton Ports Fans: As the 2013 season comes to a close in the California League, I would like to thank you for your continued support of the Stockton Ports and reflect on all of the exciting moments and accomplishments on and off the field this season. Our fans clearly demonstrated their high level of dedication and commitment this season, showing why they are the best fans of any team in the California League. I am joined by our ownership and all of our front office, on-field personnel, and game day staff when I say thank you for your support this season. A ballpark is brought to life by its fans, and once again you have helped bring Banner Island Ballpark to life with your enthusiasm and dedication to the team .and the game of baseball. You make the ballpark the ideal place to be on any spring or summer night in Stockton. The 2013 season included amazing achievements on the field, like Wade Kirkland’s walk-off homerun in the 17th inning, Addison Russell’s impressive second half of the season, Max Muncy and Drew Granier’s selection to the 2013 California League Mid-Season All-Star team, and an array of Ports selected as the California League Player or Pitcher of the Week, including Raul Alcantara, Max Muncy, Tanner Peters, and Tony Thompson. In addition to these exciting performances and many others, we have made several exciting strides off the field. The Ports Anchor Fund generated over $15,000 this season from the generous support of fans at various events. Every cent of those funds will go to support child-based community outreach programs in Stockton and San Joaquin County. In 2013, the Ports teamed up with Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel to support the Sutter Gould Diabetes program. Jackson Rancheria generously donated $25 for each of the 696 strikeouts at home by the Ports pitching staff, totaling $17,400. In addition, we are proud to serve our community by offering our stadium as a host venue for a variety of events, such as the West Coast Conference Baseball Championship. This has been an exciting and fun-filled season, both on and off the field for the Stockton Ports. It’s been a pleasure to serve our fans and to bring them the best of family entertainment here at Banner Island Ballpark! Thanks for coming to the ballpark this year, and I look forward to seeing you back here in 2014! Go Ports! Sincerely,
Pat Filippone President
2013 Season Wrap-Up In 2013, the Stockton Ports had another exciting season at Banner Island Ballpark, from top prospects to 17-inning walk offs. While top prospect Addison Russell started off the season slow, he ended the second half with a .303 average and an overall average of .275. Russell was also named to the Major League Baseball’s All-Star Future’s team and the California League Post Season All-Star’s roster. Fans were also lucky enough to watch two California League Mid-Season All-Stars, pitcher Drew Granier and powerhouse batter Max Muncy, before they headed for Double-A Midland. After Granier’s promotion to the RockHounds, southpaw Tanner Peters shined, throwing a perfect game through 25 batters into the top of the ninth inning on August 9th. Peters was named California League Pitcher of the Week. Max Muncy, Tony Thompson, and Raul Alcantara all received the honor of California League Player of the Week during the season. The Ports also received visits from a few Major League players during rehab stints. The Oakland Athletics Gold Glove Award right-fielder Josh Reddick graced the ballpark with an appearance on May 27th, and left-handed pitcher Brett Anderson stopped by for a start on August 22nd. Other notable players included San Francisco Giants center-fielder Angel Pagan, third baseman Pablo Sandoval, and right-handed pitcher Ryan Vogelsong. In addition to the game, Banner Island Ballpark was full of new promotions and Hall-ofFamer appearances. Rollie Fingers, Gaylord Perry, and Orlando Cepeda all stopped by for pre-game ceremonies and autograph signings. The Ports were thrilled to announce their new promotional schedule, including an A’s Commemorative AL West Championship Canvas giveaway and ceremony, Salute to STARWARS Night, the 50th anniversary of the 1963 California League Champions Alumni Night, and King of Pop vs King of Rock Night. Other giveaways included Miles “Bobble” Head, whiffle bats, Sean Doolittle posters, and the everpopular team card sets. The season also included twelve fireworks nights. The Stockton Ports and Oakland Athletics also announced the two-year extension of their Player Development Contract through 2016. On August 20th, Stockton Ports President Pat Filippone and Oakland Athletics Assistant General Manager David Forst officially made the exciting announcement during a pre-game ceremony. 4
2013 Community Summary This year, the Stockton Ports Community Relations’ efforts have generated a 10.2% increase in funds raised to $15,297. For two of the 2013 fundraisers, every dollar made was donated to a non-profit organization. Pink Night had its highest profit yet, making nearly $6,000, up over $1,500 from last year. The Stockton Ports donated $7,000 to St. Joseph’s Breast Health Services. In 2013, the Ports held its first annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Day, raising $2,937. Every dollar raised that day was donated to Sutter Health Medical Center. The Ports also held many fundraisers to benefit the Stockton Ports Anchor Fund. Root Beer Float Day raised over $2,000, while the Youth Baseball Camp raised $2,645. This year’s Youth Camp saw the highest profit of any individual camp compared to previous years. Fish with a Port made just over $400, and Pancakes with the Ports profited $569 this season. Community Fund weekend was brought back for the first time since 2010 to raise over $300 for the Anchor Fund. The Silver Sluggers program had over 850 participants who came out to games every Wednesday home game. Additionally, the Stockton Ports Baseball by the Books program increased the amount of participating schools, donating over 42,000 bookmarks, the program’s largest number yet. Splash made appearances at most of the participating schools, getting the students excited for the program. Splash also made the rounds at various community events in Stockton and the surrounding cities.
Stockton Ports Anchor Fund The Stockton Ports Anchor Fund was established in 2007 and focuses on benefiting youth non-profit organizations and sports. The Anchor Fund exemplifies the Stockton Portsâ€™ dedication to community involvement, through various donations and fundraisers that take place at Banner Island Ballpark. For more information on the Stockton Ports Anchor Fund, please visit stocktonports.com 2010
Number of 255 Donations
Donation Breakdown Number of Organizations Donated to: Donation Requests Baseball by the Books Schools Little Leagues Ticket Donation Program Amador Community Foundation St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Breast Health Services National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Health and Wellness Family Festival at Lodi Lake Sutter Gould Diabetes Program Sutter Gould Medical Foundation TOTAL:
(274) (88) (19) (13) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) 400
Total Dollars Donated (not including in-kind donations): Merryhill Preschool Amador Community Foundation St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Breast Health Services Sutter Gould Diabetes Program Sutter Gould Medical Foundation Little League Sponsorships National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Health and Wellness Family Festival at Lodi Lake TOTAL:
($1,000) ($5,000) ($7,000) ($17,400) ($2,937) ($5,350) ($200) ($500) $39,387
In-Kind Donations: Youth Baseball Camps – 66 tickets at $7 Baseball by the Books – 22,498 tickets at $8 Donation Requests – 1,239 tickets at various amounts Ticket Donation Program – 381 tickets at various amounts Kids Club – 212 tickets at $8 TOTAL:
($462) ($179,984) ($11,712) ($3,852) ($1,696) $197,706
Tickets Donated: Youth Baseball Camps Baseball by the Books Donation Requests Ticket Donation Program Kids Club TOTAL:
(166) (22,498) (1,239) (381) (212) 24,496
Donations Organizations that received donations in 2013 include, but are not limited to: AAA Appreciation Day School Parent Faculty AIDS Walk San Joaquin Club Commodore Skill School Altamont Creek PTA Community Center for the Blind and American Heart Association Visually Impaired American Legion Auxiliary, McFallCub Scout Pack 118 Grisham Unit 249 Curves/American Cancer Society Antioch Charter Academy II Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Antioch Little League National Corporate Team Program Arroyo Seco PTA Dameron Hospital Aspire Port City Academy Daytona Cubs Aspire Vincent Shalvey Academy Delmarva Shorebirds Autism Speaks Delta College Baseball Banta Elementary School Dent Elementary School PTO Bear Creek Athletic Boosters Dominic's Designated Driver Beloit Snappers East County Little League Bethany School Foundation Edison High School Bethel Church Edison High School Cheer Boy Scout Troop 291 El Concilio Boys and Girls Clubs of Manteca and Elk Grove Babe Ruth Baseball Lathrop Elk Grove High School Emanuel Brentwood Chamber of Commerce Lutheran Church Emergency Food Bristow Middle School Parents Club Bank Brookside Country Club Escalon Consolidated Fire Protection Brookside Elementary School PTSA District Building Industry of the Greater Valley Everett AquaSox Burlington Bees Every 15 Minutes Cal Water Calaveras County Faith Community Family Assistance & Deputy Sheriff's Association Community Empowerment Calaveras Jr. Redskins Youth Football Family Resource & Referral Center and Cheer Association First Baptist Church of Lodi Camp Ronald McDonald House First Missionary Baptist Church Charities Cedar Rapids Kernels Frank Magana Memorial Challenge Failure Franklin High School Child Abuse Prevention Council of Franklin High School International Contra Costa County Baccalaureate Program Church of the Presentation Fresno Grizzlies Claudia Landeen School PTSA Friends of the Calaveras County Club All-Star Library, Valley Springs Area Chapter Club All-Star Baseball Friends of the Linden Library Coalition for Higher Learning, Inc. Friends of Walton Booster Club Colonial Heights PTSA Colony Oak Galt Bible Church
Galt Warrior Booster Club General Mills George Kelly Elementary School Give Every Child A Chance Glenwood School Gold County Firearms Grace & Mercy Charitable Foundation Great Valley Academy Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce Greer Elementary School Parent Club Gregori High School Athletic Booster Club Greyhounds Relay for Life Team Gwinnett Braves Hagerstown Suns Hearts of Harvest Henry School PTSA Holy Cross Lutheran School Holy Rosary Catholic School HOPE Ministries Hospice of San Joaquin Howard Training Center Humphreys College Imperial San Joaquin Delta Empire Inland Empire Interfaith Food Bank IronPigs Charities Italian Catholic Federation Church of the Presentation Branch 395 Jackson Elementary School PTO Jacobson Elementary School Joe Serna, Jr. Charter School John Cambra Scholarship Fund John R. Williams Elementary School PTSA Joseph A. Gregori High School Julia Morgan Elementary Kennedy Community Center Kingdom Culture Ministries
Donations Knights Ferry Elementary School Second Harvest Newman Police K9 Association District Shasta Elementary Nico Lakewood School Sierra High School Nile Garden Elementary School Lambda Theta Pi Sierra High School Athletic Boosters North Stockton Rotary Lammersville School Foundation Silver Lake Campers Association One-Eighty Teen Center Lathrop High School Sisk Elementary School Optimist Club of Stockton Liberty Ranch Safe and Sober Sister City Association of Tracy Our Lady of Miracles Lincoln High School SJFB Foundation for Agricultural Pacific Athletic Foundation Lady Trojan Soccer Education Pacific Women's Soccer Linden Community Preschool Soroptimist International of Twain Park View Elementary Livermore High School Baseball Harte Parent Faculty Club Lodi Adopt-A-Child Special Olympics Northern California Peace and Justice Network Lodi High School Baseball PG&E Campaign for the Community St. Basil Preschool & Childcare Center Lodi High School Men's Basketball St. Bernard's Catholic Church (MS Foundation) Lodi High School Softball St. Christopher's Catholic Church Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Kappa Nu Lodi Lions Club St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Preschool Chapter (Second Harvest Food Bank) Lodi Middle School St. Joseph's Foundation Pioneer PTO Lodi Physical Therapy St. Lucie Mets Pixie Woods Lodi Reds Baseball Club St. Paul's Lutheran Church Plymouth Elementary School Lodi Support Our Troops Standiford Elementary Podesta Ranch Elementary School Louis Bohn PTO Stanislaus County Potomac Nationals Lowell Spinners Sheriff K9 Association Pregnancy Help Center Mable Baron PTSA Stockton Chamber of Commerce Pregnancy Resource Center of Tracy Mahoning Valley Scrappers Stockton Chorale Presentation Parish School Make A Wish Foundation Stockton Community Church R. Paul Krey Elementary Manlio Silva Elementary School Stockton Congregational Homes Parents Club Manteca High School Athletic Booster Stockton Convention & Visitors Bureau Red Rhino Orphanage Club Stockton Kiwanis Club Project Relay for Life Manteca High School Girls Soccer Stockton Lodge No. 218 Restoration Hardware (Relay for Life) Manteca Jr. Women's Club Stockton Police Chaplaincy Ripon Aquatics Boosters Manteca Marlins Baseball Club Stockton Pride Festival Ripon Christian School Circle Manteca Police Chief's Foundation Stockton Shelter for the Homeless Ripon High School FFA Manteca Police K9 Association Stockton Sunrise Rotary Ripon Sea Lions Swim Team Manteca Senior Advisory Committee Stockton Symphony Association River Fountains of Lodi Manteca Youth Softball Association Stockton Thunder River Oaks Charter School RobertsMartin Luther King, Jr. Elementary Sundown Little League Union Farm Center Mary Graham Children's Foundation Sunflower Presents Sunset School PTO Roosevelt Elementary School Mather Heights PTA Syracuse Chiefs Taste of Hughson Salem Red Sox Midland Rockhounds The Firefighters Burn Institute San Joaquin AIDS Foundation MOMS Club of Ripon-Salida Children’s Burn Camp San Joaquin AIDS Walk Morada Little League The Linden Cherry Festival San Joaquin Country District Attorney Murphys Firefighters Association The Mended Hearts, Inc. Investigators' Benefit Association My Own School The NRA Foundation, Inc. San Joaquin County Deputy Sheriffs NCCRC The Women’s Auxiliary Association San Joaquin County Office of Education New Dance Company Theta Tau Fraternity
Donations Timber Point Elementary Calaveras, and Amador Counties West Point Booster Club United Way Tokay High Baseball Boosters West Point School Parent-Teacher Group University of the Pacific Center for Tokay High School Community Involvement West Valley Christian Academy Tokay High School Football University of the Pacific Veterans Weston Elementary PFA Tracy Animal Shelter Organization Weston Ranch High School Tracy Baseball Tracy Learning Center US Naval Cadet Corps Weston Ranch Organizing Committee Tracy Rampage Youth Football & Vacaville High School Grad Night Westwood School Cheer Valley Care Health System Wicklund School Foundation Tracy Sunrise Rotary Club Valley View Middle School Women's Center- YFS Women's Clinic Tri-Dam Lions Club Van Allen Parent's Club Woodbridge Elementary School YMCA Tri-Dam Boosters of San Joaquin County Waterloo School Tully C. Knowles PTSA Young Adult Ministry Waverly Parent Teacher Club UMPS Care Charities Zeta Beta Master Chapter United Cerebral Palsy of San Joaquin West Coast World Outreach Church
The Stockton Ports are heavily involved in the San Joaquin community and in 2013 donated over 1,200 tickets to non-profit organizations for raffles, silent auctions, door prizes, etc. Donations totaled almost $200,000 of in-kind donations, including nearly $12,000 in non-profit donation requests.
Ticket Donation Program Season ticketholders had the opportunity to donate any unused tickets to the Ticket Donation Program, and have the Ports match and donate the tickets to non-profit organizations in the community. In 2013, over 400 tickets were generously donated to different organizations. The following are some of the organizations who benefited from the Ticket Donation Program: • Options Learning Center • Highlight Church • Family Extension Foster Family • CalVet • Boys and Girls Club of Stockton • Children’s Home of Stockton • Church of Christ in God
Youth Baseball Camp On July 13 and 14, local youth had the once-in-alifetime opportunity to learn baseball fundamentals from Ports players. Boys and girls of all skill levels were eligible to participate. Campers received two days of instruction from Ports players and coaches, lunch each day of camp, a ticket to a Ports game, and the chance to participate in the pre-game ceremony as Jr. Ports. Proceeds benefited the Stockton Ports Anchor Fund.
Fish with a Port On August 5, Ports fans had the unique experience to fish on the Delta Waterways alongside a Stockton Ports player and a Bass Pro Fisherman. After returning to the stadium, weigh-ins took place, and prizes were awarded to first place and the largest catch. The day concluded with lunch in Banner Island Ballparkâ€™s Club. The $415 in proceeds benefited the Anchor Fund.
Root Beer Float Day The Stockton Ports' annual Root Beer Float Day, sponsored by Utility Telephone, was held on Sunday, June 9. Fans could purchase collectible bottomless mugs for only $6, with all proceeds benefiting the Stockton Ports Anchor Fund. Root beer and ice cream were donated by Sunnyside Farms. For the second year in a row, the Ports sold out all 500 mugs. Root Beer Float Day also gives fans the opportunity to interact with celebrity scoopers, including Ports players, local radio DJâ€™s, and respected members of the Stockton community. This season, Root Beer Float Day made the Anchor Fund over $2,000.
Pancakes with the Ports On April 6, the Ports hosted their second annual Pancakes with the Ports, sponsored by Marthaâ€™s All Natural. For a $5 donation to the Anchor Fund, fans received an all-you-caneat pancake breakfast alongside the 2013 Stockton Ports. The entire roster was at the event to take photos and sign autographs for fans. Pancakes with the Ports took place Banner Island Ballparkâ€™s Express Transmission BBQ Pit Stop and raised nearly $600 for the Stockton Ports Anchor Fund.
Pink Night with the Ports The Stockton Ports held their seventh annual Breast Cancer Awareness Night on Friday, August 23. All proceeds from the night benefitted St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Breast Health Services. Prior to the game against the Visalia Rawhide, the Ports hosted the fourth annual “Bombs 4 Bombs Home-Run-a-thon.” The roster for the event included Ports manager Webster Garrison, hitting coach Haas Pratt, athletic trainer Travis Tims, strength coach Sean Doran, clubhouse manager Vic Zapien, Stockton Thunder play-by-play announcer Mike Benton, Mega 100 morning show host Christie James, Stockton Fire Auxiliary’s Eddie Maria, Good Day Sacramento anchor Alan Sanchez, KWIN’s Jeff Bayani and Lucas, The Hawk’s Dusty Asavedo, California Highway Patrol’s Adrian Quintero, Chase Chevrolet’s Rick Pelascki, and Cal Fire’s Sammy Rodriguez. $1 from every ticket sold and proceeds from the pink jersey auction, player memorabilia raffle, and pink wall sales benefited St. Joseph’s. Festivities also included a pre-game survivor ice cream social, parade around the field, and the opportunity to take the field with the team during the National Anthem. The Ports were pleased to donate $7,000 to St. Joseph’s.
Prostate Cancer Awareness Day For the first time in 2013, the Stockton Ports teamed up with Sutter Health to bring Prostate Cancer Awareness Day to Banner Island Ballpark. The day included a first pitch by Sutter Gould‘s Dr. Wager and prostate cancer survivor William McClelland, a visit from Sutter Gould’s CEO Paul DeChant, a pre-game autograph session with Ports players, and a player memorabilia raffle. Additionally, the Ports and Sutter Health gave away 1,000 blue sweatbands at the gates, and Ed Randall’s Bat for the Cure set up an informational booth. $1 from ever ticket sold and proceeds from the raffle and autograph booth benefited Sutter Gould Medical Foundation, raising nearly $3,000.
Community Fund Weekend On August 10 and 11, the Ports brought back Community Fund Weekend, with proceeds benefitting the Stockton Ports Anchor Fund. Festivities included a pre-game autograph session and catch on the field, as well as a raffle of gift certificates donated by organizations in the Stockton community. Some raffle winners also received the opportunity to be the junior announcer, honorary lineup car kid, throw out a first pitch, and host a game in a suite. The weekend raised over $300.
Jersey Auctions Throughout the 2013 season, the Ports continued wearing themed jerseys on four different nights. Themes included Star Wars, 1980â€™s, 4th of July, and Pink. For each auction, winning bidders had the opportunity to go down on the field immediately following the game to meet the players and claimed their signed jerseys. Jersey auctions helped the Ports donate $2,390 during the 2013 season.
Statistical Programs For another successful season, the Ports partnered with Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel to give back to the community with the â€œK Counterâ€?. For each strikeout recorded by a Ports pitcher at home, Jackson Rancheria donated $25 to the Sutter Gould Diabetes Program. In 2013, the number of strikeouts totaled 696, equaling a $17,400 donation to Sutter Gould.
In addition to Jackson Rancheria, in 2013, the Ports partnered with We Paint, who donated $10 for every homerun hit at Banner Island Ballpark to the Boys and Girls Club of Stockton. The 2013 season totaled 100 homeruns at a home game, equaling a $1,000 donation.
Stockton Ports Fundraising Program The Stockton Ports Fundraising Program offers tickets to nonprofit groups at a discounted rate, allowing them to keep the difference in what they sell. Organizations have the opportunity to earn the following amenities based on the number of tickets sold: • First Pitch • Pre-Game Presentation • In-Game Messaging • Promotional Materials
• Splash Appearance • Social Media Marketing • Concourse Booth • Gameday Article
Organizations that benefited include, but are not limited to: • Walk to End Alzheimer's • American Cancer Society • Boy Scouts of America • Asthma Coalition • Gospel Center Rescue Mission • Light House of Hope Ministries
Chevy Youth Baseball Clinic On May 18 and June 8, the Ports hosted youth baseball clinics presented by Chevy. The clinic allowed for children to learn baseball skills from Ports players and coaches at no cost. Participants learned the basics of throwing, hitting, base running, and catching. They also received the opportunity to take a break in the clubhouse and play alongside Ports players. After the clinic, the participants cooled down with refreshments and had the opportunity to take photos and get autographs from Ports players.
Scout Night Again in 2013, the Stockton Ports invited Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to a game with an opportunity to camp out on the field following the game. Each scout and leader was given a commemorative Ports patch. The event took place on July 26 and included a pre-game parade and fireworks. Following the game, troops were welcome to spend the night on the grass of Banner Island Ballpark.
Education Days On May 16 and 21, the Ports hosted their annual Education Days, which combine the fun of a baseball game with the academic value of a field trip. Educational events and activities occurred before and during the game. Before they visited the ballpark, all attending schools had the option to use a supplied integrated curriculum as a preview to the day's events. For $6, students and teachers received a Ports ticket and lunch, as well as a special pre-game Q&A session with a few Ports players.
Baseball by the Books The Stockton Ports proudly support schools in the San Joaquin & surrounding counties with the Baseball by the Books program presented by Subway. For the seventh straight season, the Ports have traveled to schools around the area promoting the importance of reading, requiring students to read five books (or seven if in middle school) in a two-month time period. Over 42,600 bookmarks were given to students from 88 schools. After completing the program students receive two free tickets to a Stockton Ports game during the 2013 season. The Ports also provided nearly 40 of the participating schools with special visits from our mascot, Splash. In addition to the free tickets, the school with the best overall participation in the program was rewarded $1,000 towards their PTA, courtesy of the Ports Anchor Fund. The 2013 grand prize winner was Merryhill Preschool of Stockton.
Subway Kids Club The Subway Kids Club is open to all Ports fans 12 years and younger. The program, sponsored by Subway, offered a free membership for the second time in 2013. Benefits included: • A free ticket to every Tuesday home game • Player meet & greets and Splash signings • The chance to be an honorary Bat Kid, Junior PA announcer, or to throw out a first pitch • An email newsletter with events coming up at Banner Island Ballpark In 2013, membership reached over 1,500 members, over doubling the amount of members from the previous year.
Junior Ports The Ports offer an opportunity for Little League and softball teams to accompany Ports players on the field during the National Anthem. This program gives young athletes the opportunity to meet some of their favorite players and experience what it is like to be a professional baseball player.
Challenger Little League Game The Ports hosted the third annual Challenger Little League Game at Banner Island Ballpark on May 29. Two teams competed in a friendly game of softball with help from the Ports players and coaches. Family members and friends were welcome on the field to watch and take photos. Following the game, all of the participants received autographs from the players and coaches in attendance.
Little League Sponsorship To help kick-start the 2013 Little League season, the Ports donated 19 grants of $250 to different local leagues, including, but not limited to the following: • Weston Ranch Little League • Rio Vista Little League • Northgate Little League • Galt Youth Baseball • Sundown Little League • Stockton Sunrise Little League • Tracy Fastpitch Softball • Eastern Little League • Pioneer Little League • Northern Little League • Morada Little League • Delta Little League • Stockton Southern Little League • District 8 Little League
In addition to monetary donations, the Ports hosted Little League nights at the ballpark, organized a youth baseball camp, and held a free Chevy Youth Baseball Clinic. 29
Splash's Birthday Party On August 11, the Portsâ€™ mascot, Splash, celebrated his 8th birthday at Banner Island Ballpark. All of his mascot friends were invited to celebrate in the festivities. Events included pre-game catch on the field, a Staufferâ€™s parade, a mascot race, and a cookie giveaway to lucky fans in the crowd.
Stockton Ports Alumni Night On May 18, Ports alumni and their families had the opportunity to visit to the Stockton Ports previous ballpark, Billy Hebert Field, participate in a pre-game ceremony, and watch the game from the Club at Banner Island Ballpark. The Stockton Ports also celebrated the 50 year reunion of the 1963 California League Champions. Over 20 alumni were in attendance.
Fan Appreciation Day On August 25, the Ports hosted Fan Appreciation Day. Events included a t-shirts giveaway at the gate, promotional item toss into the crowd, and a free drawing for fans. In a pre-game ceremony, President Pat Filippone presented the following awards: • Employee of the Year: Bill Miller • Fans of the Year: Ray and Louise Long • Pitcher of the Year: Tanner Peters • Player of the Year: Addison Russell • Dallas Braden Community Award: Seth Frankoff
National Anthem For each of the 70 home games, the Ports have a live performance of the National Anthem. Prior to the season, auditions were held at Banner Island Ballpark, when members of the community had the opportunity to try-out.
SCAN Health Plan Silver Sluggers Program Over 775 Ports fans 55 years and older were a part of the popular Silver Sluggers program in 2013. The club, sponsored by SCAN Health Plan, offered members all of the following with a basic ($15) or premium ($25) membership: • Free admission to all nine Wednesday Ports home games • Exclusive Silver Sluggers t-shirt • Membership card • Attendance incentives • Members-only ice cream social with player meet-and-greet
Ports in the Community The Stockton Ports make many appearances in the community in the off-season as well as during the season. Since January 2013, the Ports mascot, Splash, has made more than 100 appearances, ranging from Little League Opening Ceremonies to the San Joaquin County Fair. In 2013, the Ports made 30 appearances in the community and at events hosted in the ballpark. Some of the in-park appearances included Youth Baseball Camps, autograph sessions, Root Beer Float Day, the Challenger Little League game, and a Breast Cancer Survivor Ice Cream Social. The Ports players have also made numerous school appearances, along with other community functions.
Dallas Braden Community Award The Dallas Braden Community Award was presented to Ports pitcher Seth Frankoff during a pre-game ceremony on August 25. Frankoff volunteered over 20 hours of his time throughout the 2013 season. He participated in sponsor appearances, Education Day, the Challenger Little League game, Fish with a Port, Youth Baseball Camps, Lunch with a Port, and other events in the Stockton community. The Dallas Braden Community Award is named after former Ports pitcher Dallas Braden, who is known for his strong community efforts for his hometown of Stockton. This award honors the community efforts of a Ports player each season.
Amador County Park Restoration The Stockton Ports donated $5,000 to the Amador Community Foundation in Jackson, California. The grant was geared toward restoring Detert Park, including their baseball field, play structure, batting cages, and pool area.
Contact Community Relations The Stockton Ports are happy to continue their support of the San Joaquin County’s fundraising efforts. Our organization makes contributions to non-profit organizations that are located within a 30-mile area of Stockton, CA. We feel we can be most beneficial in the community by keeping our charitable donations close to home. If you are located outside our area, we appreciate your interest in the Ports and regret that we will be unable to fulfill your request. Our policy is to donate once to each nonprofit organization per season. If your organization feels that our donation is valuable, we can continue working with you annually by providing an opportunity for you to do business with us as well as contributing to your cause. Some ways that you can partner with us are: • Purchase Season Tickets or ticket packages • Organize a group outing for your business, church, or school group • Book a Ports Jackson Rancheria Back Porch or Express Transmission BBQ outing Please direct any questions to Community Relations Manager Kellie Ryan by calling (209) 644-1953 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Send your donation requests on your organization’s letterhead by mail to: Stockton Ports Attn: Community Relations 404 W. Fremont St. Stockton, CA 95203 Fax (209) 644-1913 Phone (209) 644-1900 All requests must be in writing and include the following: 1) A self-addressed, stamped envelope 2) Organization's full name, address, phone number, and nonprofit tax ID number 3) A brief description of the event, when, and where it is 4) Who the event benefits 5) All contact information for the person who is soliciting for the event Due to the large number of requests that we receive each week, it is greatly appreciated if requests are submitted at least 30 days in advance of the event. Any donation requests made within this time will be considered, but not guaranteed. Accepted donation requests are usually mailed out between one and two weeks upon receiving a request. Only organizations within San Joaquin County and the surrounding area will be considered. We are community-minded and feel we can do the most by building and supporting our local communities.