California Masons Present $50,835 Donation to San Diego Padres Foundation Through Masons4Mitts | News


SAN DIEGO, Sept. 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Building on more than a decade of partnership, the Masons of California, in partnership with the San Diego Padres Foundation, are proud to announce that they have raised $50,835 this season for the Youth have gathered development programs through their signature Masons4Mitts baseball glove drive. Since the program began in 2009, Masons of California, through the San Diego Padres Foundation, have shipped 9,700 gloves to players in San Diego County and over 75,000 gloves to players statewide.

In recognition of this important milestone, the Masons of California presented a check to the San Diego Padres Foundation on the field before the Padres-Cardinals game on Tuesday, September 20. Among those attending this special event were:

Randy Brill, Assistant Grand Master of the California Masons

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Robert Eagle Spirit, Deputy Grand Master of Prince Hall Masons in California

Douglas Ismail, President of the California Masonic Foundation

Tom Seidler, Senior Vice President of Community and Military Affairs, San Diego Padres Foundation

Each year, Masons4Mitts partners with the San Francisco Giants, Angels Baseball, Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres to purchase genuine leather baseball gloves to give free to young ballers in junior leagues across California. Through youth baseball, Masons4Mitts and its partners provide children with a safe place to play while they develop important collaborative skills, learn about health and nutrition, develop productive study habits and more.

About the Freemasons of California

Freemasonry is the world’s first and largest fraternal organization, guided by the enduring belief that everyone has a responsibility to make the world a better place. For 300 years, Freemasonry has enhanced and strengthened the character of its members by providing opportunities for fellowship, charity, and the search for truth—in itself and in the larger world. Through Freemasonry, we find true friends, better ourselves, and positively impact our communities. California Freemasons have more than 40,000 members and more than 330 lodges statewide. Committed to making a profound difference in our local community, the California Masonic Foundation touches the lives of thousands of Californians each year. Learn more on the Masons of California website and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

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About Masons4Mitts

Since 2009, Masons4Mitts has been the Masons of California’s signature public fundraiser. Working with community fund partners at the San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, LA Angels and San Diego Padres, Masons4Mitts enables fraternity members to raise funds to purchase and ship quality leather baseball gloves to young ballers statewide donate. Many of them otherwise do not have access to such devices. Masons4Mitts provides a safe place for young gamers to learn and play the game, develop collaborative skills, learn about health and nutrition, build productive study habits, and more. Masons4Mitts has raised more than $1.5 million for youth baseball programs since 2009 and is the largest single sponsor of many of its MLB affiliates’ community funds. Learn more at the Masons4Mitts website.

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