A Barbecue Benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters
Plus local restaurants step up for foster kids and a baby wipes business backs events for NICU families
Padres fans dine on Phil's BBQ to support Big Brothers Big Sisters
On July 14, nearly 3,000 baseball fans got their grub on for a good cause. Phil’s BBQ and Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County served up mouthwatering chicken and ribs as the Padres faced off against the Atlanta Braves to raise money for a mentoring program for military kids. Phil’s Big BBQ at the Ballpark, now in its 11thyear, brought in a record-breaking $112,000.
Baby wipes manufacturer WaterWipes has donated $7,500 San Diego nonprofit Miracle Babies efforts to provide catered meals, activities, and care packages for parents of critically ill children being treated in neonatal intensive care units. Called Miracle Hours, Miracle Babies’ weekly in-hospital catering and crafts sessions provide new parents with much-needed respite from the isolation of the NICU and an opportunity to create a special keepsake for their baby. Water Wipes has also donated 2,500 packs of wipes.
Throughout the month of May, two dozen San Diego restaurants pledged a portion of their proceeds to Promises2Kids, whose programs support local foster kids. The fundraising effort, Foodies 4 Foster Kids, timed to coincide with National Foster Care Month, generated nearly $30,000.
“These 24 restaurants are helping foster youth overcome the difficulties of their past and grow to become healthy and successful adults. It is really special when you see the community come together to recognize and support foster youth for National Foster Care Month,” said Tonya Torosian, CEO of Promises2Kids.
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