“Bigs in Blue” Day at the Padres Game

Pam Iorio on the field at the Padres' Petco Park before throwing out the first pitch

The Big Brothers Big Sisters of America National Conference in San Diego, California, was more than indoor workshops and sessions. At the end of Day 2, attendees loaded up in buses to take a trip to Petco Park for a San Diego Padres game.

The game fell on June 27, which the Mayor of San Diego officially proclaimed “Bigs in Blue” Day, honoring Big Brothers Big Sisters’ one-to-one mentoring program created to build stronger relationships between police officers and the communities they serve, Bigs in Blue. At the event, Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County became the 15th agency to receive a grant from BBBSA for their Bigs in Blue program.

The Padres were a key sponsor of the BBBSA National Conference, and they honored Big Brothers Big Sisters before the game and invited BBBSA President and CEO Pam Iorio to throw out the first pitch.

Her pitch may have bounced, but it was right down the middle and the catcher didn’t even have to move.

BBBS employees and friends filled the stands, rocking their purple and white baseball tees. The day was a Big win for Big Brothers Big Sisters!

Bigs in Blue is the first national campaign of its kind. To learn more, visit www.BigsinBlue.org

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