San Antonio Missions Recognized by Ballpark Digest with Best Charity Event of 2022 Season

October 25, 2022 – Texas League (TL)San Antonio Missions Press release


San Antonio missions in their Uvalde jerseys
(San Antonio Missions)

SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Missions Baseball Club is honored for Best Charity Event, as Ballpark Digest announced Tuesday. The publication selected the missions based on the Uvalde jersey auction which took place on June 16 at Nelson Wolff Stadium.

Each year, the editors of Ballpark Digest recognize the best in the baseball industry, honoring teams at all levels of the game with awards that include Ballpark of the Year, Team of the Year, and various charitable recognitions. Applications were solicited from the community, with over 400 pages of submissions and supporting documents submitted.

“We want to thank Ballpark Digest for selecting us for this tremendous honor,” said Missions General Manager Dave Gasaway. “Many minor league and major league baseball teams are exceptionally supportive of their communities and we aim to do the same for the citizens of Uvalde.”

In a game between the Missions and the Amarillo Sod Poodles, San Antonio took to the field wearing replica Uvalde Coyotes High School baseball jerseys. The shirts were donated by Wilson Sporting Goods and auctioned off after the game, with all proceeds going to the Robb School Memorial Fund.

“Like many in professional baseball, we emphasize charity and giving back to the community, and it’s only natural for us to lead our 2022 Ballpark Digest Awards with how San Antonio’s missions have served the community at the after the horrific May school shootings in Uvalde,” said Ballpark Digest Editor Kevin Reichard. “It was a remarkable event that helped bring healing to the community, making it the definition of a great event. charity.”

Through the jersey auction and other in-stadium donations, $50,357 was raised that night.

“The Uvalde community has maintained a strong relationship with the San Antonio missions over the years,” said Dave Gasaway. “It has been a privilege for us to be able to help in any way we can and support those affected by the tragedy.”

CISD members from Uvalde, including the Coyotes baseball team, were on hand for the game and saw the Missions defeat the Sod Poodles by a final score of 4-3.

Ballparkdigest.com is part of August Publications, a Minneapolis-based publisher of websites and books. Other offerings from August Publications include Arena Digest, Soccer Stadium Digest, Football Stadium Digest, Spring Training Online, and Yellowstone Insider. The link to the article published by Ballpark Digest can be found here: https://bit.ly/3gI4Ym7.

The San Antonio Missions are the Double-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres. The 2023 season will be the San Antonio Missions’ 121st professional season. Season seat passes, as well as group tickets, for the 2023 season are available now. Call 210-675-PARK to discuss season pass prices, group tickets and hospitality. For more information on the upcoming season, call 210-675-PARK (7275) or visit samissions.com.

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