As a regular reader of this tailgating blog you understand that Tailgate Beer is a great promoter of the tailgate party lifestyle and supports the tailgating community in all of our endeavors. Not only does Tailgate Beer brew awesome craft beer (in a can no less) the folks there are a tremendous asset to the community. That is why we are proud and happy to announce that Tailgate Beer will be hosting the Inaugural TailGate to “Can Cancer” on May 8th.
Wesley Keegan, the founder of Tailgate Beer, has chosen the City of Hope to be the beneficiary of this charity tailgate. Wesley’s mom was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and will be receiving treatment at the City of Hope. Because of this, Tailgate Beer has chosen the May 8, 2010 San Diego Padres game to be the day of this charity tailgate. For those of you without a calendar directly in front of you, May 8th is Mother’s Day and the Padres will play the Arizona Diamondbacks at PETCO Park that day.
This event is scheduled to start at 10 am and go through 1:30 pm. (The Padres/Diamondbacks first pitch is scheduled for 1:05 pm) A number of parking spaces at PETCO’s Tailgate Park have been reserved just for this event. Tailgate Park near PETCO Park is a 1,000-space parking lot bound by Park Boulevard, 14th Street, K Street and Imperial Avenue in downtown San Diego.
Food, tailgate games and drinks (of course TailGate Beer for adults age 21 and over) will all be included in the festivities. There will also be raffles and a silent auction for great prizes. Some of the prizes will include a private tailgate party from Jay the Tailgate Guy at an event of your choice (locations limited) along with Padres and sports memorabilia. As part of the auction and raffle, will be a San Diego Padres themed custom tailgating grill. We are proud to be a part of this charity tailgate event and will be donating one of our customized tailgating grills to the effort. The best part is all proceeds from the grill will be donated to City of Hope to help others fight cancer.
Here are all the particulars of the event:
PETCO Park’s tailgate parking lot, located downtown San Diego. Entrance at 13th St. and K St.
Sunday, May 8, 2011 from 10:00am-1:30pm.
TailGate Beer was founded on the belief that a company can only be as successful as the community in which it does business. Founder and CEO, Wesley Keegan had a dream of starting his own business and being able to give back to the local communities that embrace TailGate Beer.
For their first charitable event, the TailGate Beer “Can Cancer” TailGate, the folks at Tailgate Beer chose the City of Hope Foundation as the local San Diego beneficiary. Not only are they an outstanding organization that treats thousands of patients with life threatening diseases, but the group also holds a special place in Wesley’s life personally. This year, Wesley’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and is currently receiving world-class treatment from the City of Hope. She is expected to make a full recovery and this tailgate is dedicated to her and the millions of other women fighting breast cancer.
What a package includes:
- One general admission Padres game ticket (left field reserve section)
- Mother’s Day brunch prepared by professional tailgaters
- Two beverages – Blacktop Blonde 12oz can beers, soda or water (Must be 21+ years of age to have beer)
- Souvenir event t-shirt
- Tailgating games and family fun entertainment
- Raffle and silent auction
General Admission to Tailgate and game ticket= $30
General Admission to Tailgate without game ticket= $20
Children 10 years and younger= $15
Children under 36” (inches) tall= Free (36” and shorter get into games for free)
If you choose to park at Tailgate Park, parking fees are not included in the tailgate party price.
For additional information or to buy tickets to this charity tailgate event, visit the Events Page over at TailgateBeer.com. It’s is sure to be a great time and think about this… of the money raised will help to fight cancer.