This past Sunday was not only Mother’s Day but was also the inaugural “Can Cancer” Tailgate Party hosted by the folks at Tailgate Beer. We were proud to be a part of this event because not only did it give us a great excuse to get out and tailgate but also to raise money for a great organization, The City of Hope. Here are a few of the photos we snapped while tailgating outside of Petco Park.
In those photos you can see the custom tailgating grill we did in San Diego Padres theme that was part of the raffle. Those buying raffle tickets could choose which prize they wanted to place their tickets in. Ticket purchasers could choose from free hotel stays, a four pack of Padres game tickets, a signed baseball from Chase Headley and, of course, the Padres Tailgating Grill. We are happy to report that the box for the grill received the largest amount of tickets and had almost double the amount of tickets compared to the four pack of Padres game tickets. The eventual winner of the grill was ecstatic and we were able to put it right on their car when the event was over.
I would estimate the attendance for the event to be about 150 although that was just me estimating it without getting a real head count. All in all I would say that it was a pretty good turn out seeing how it was a Sunday morning and it was Mother’s Day. The weather was not all that great either which may have kept a few more last minute people from coming.
Special thanks goes out to Ryan Morita who did a lot of the planning and coordinating for the event. Also, thanks to the brothers of the San Diego State University Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity who helped out with the cooking and the set up of the event. Mark Prior, the founder of Bag Toss, was also there running a Bag Toss/Cornhole tournament. Jay “the tailgate Guy” DiEugenio brought down his tailgating bus called “the Mullett” and provided a lot of the cooking expertise for the brunch. Lastly, Wesley Keegan, the founder of Tailgate Beer was the mastermind of the event and it was his mother’s own battle with breast cancer that was the inspiration for the whole event.
All around it was a successful tailgate and a lot of money was raised to cure cancer. Can’t wait to do it again.