Rotary District 5340 is pleased to announce the expansion of our relationship with the San Diego Padres. This year's partnership includes four top-tier games with special discounts available exclusively for Rotary members. In addition, clubs now have a central point of contact within the Padres organization, with new options available for hosting club events.
The district has organized dedicated Rotary nights for the past several years, providing the opportunity for Rotary members and guests to connect while enjoying America's pastime.
"Rotary has had a long partnership with the San Diego Padres," said Kevin Forrester, a member of Encinitas Rotary who serves as Padres Liaison for Rotary District 5340. "From our Rotary Flag Court to special events featuring Rotarians before the hometown crowd. We are very excited for the upcoming 2018 series of events, and thrilled to share the opportunity with clubs to host their own events with the Padres."
Civic leaders and members of Rotary were instrumental in Major League Baseball coming to San Diego. James Mulvaney, a longtime member of the Rotary Club of San Diego, served as President of the old Pacific Coast League’s San Diego Padres from 1955 to 1968. He also played a critial role in Major League Baseball coming to San Diego in 1969, later serving as Vice President and General Counsel of the San Diego Padres National League Team.

"The story of the Padres in San Diego is intertwined with the story of Rotary in San Diego," said District Governor Scott Carr. "It's important that we continue that tradition, and strengthen our ties as we get ready for an exciting 2018 season ahead." 
This year's games include:
Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 7:10pm 
Padres vs. San Francisco Giants

Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 1:10pm 
Padres vs. New York Mets
Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 1:10pm
Padres vs. Chicago Cubs
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 7:10pm
Padres vs. Los Angeles Angels
Sean Nickelsen with the San Diego Padres has been Rotary's primary point of contact. "Sean has been an absolute pleasure to work with," added Carr. "You can tell that he loves each and every day he gets to go to work at a major league ballpark. Having worked together for several years, he understands the needs of Rotarians and Rotary clubs, and is truly there for us."
New for 2018, clubs have the option to book special events with discounted pricing for Padres games. There are also a wide array of options at Petco Park for meetings and receptions, as well as a conference area at the ballpark that can be used for private events. Rotary Liaison Sean Nickelsen can also identify game options, and help secure discounted pricing for group ticket blocks.
"Our ties run deep, and the San Diego Padres would be proud to be the venue for any Rotary clubs wishing to host memorable events at Petco Park," said Nickelsen. "From demotion parties and fundraisers, to club retreats and strategic planning sessions, we can help make each event an unforgettable experience."
For clubs interested in exploring options, please contact Sean Nickelsen at 619-795-5134 or via email at And to reserve your discounted seats, please visit: