Torrey Pines Bank Awards Base Hit Bonus Funds to San Diego Youth and Community Services
COUNTY-WIDE ORGANIZATION CONTINUES EMERGENCY SHELTER SERVICES
San Diego â€“ July 2 Torrey Pines Bank named the San Diego Youth and Community Services (SDYCS) as the latest recipient of the Base Hit Bonus. The Base Hit Bonus is a promotion in partnership with San Diego Padres first baseman, Adrian Gonzalez and XX Sports Radio. For every base hit that Adrian Gonzalez makes during the baseball season, Torrey Pines Bank makes a charitable donation to help support local charities.
San Diego Youth & Community Services is a non-profit charitable organization that since founded in 1970 has stabilized the lives of over 500,000 homeless, runaway, abused and at-risk youth in the San Diego area. Through volunteers, the organization helped established one of the first runaway youth shelters in America. SDYCS now provides intensive services to more than 9,000 children and their families each year. This nationally recognized agency offers emergency services, safe places to live and long-term solutions for kids "on their own" by providing shelters, group homes, foster homes, community centers and transitional housing. Professional help for high risk youth is provided at all 16 major locations in San Diego County.
Adrian Gonzalez, whose base hits determine the Bank’s cash contributions to local charities, said "it is important for children, particularly those at risk, to have services available to them to keep them engaged in the community and sheltered from the negative situations. I’m grateful that my professional performance can help organizations support our community."
Torrey Pines Bank President & CEO Gary Cady said that "we selected our Base Hit Bonus nominee because people in the community advocated for this organization."
During the month of June, Gonzalez successfully hit eleven singles, ten doubles and two home runs for a total of $975 cash going to the SDYCS.