Sports Fire Relief

Sports Writer As Community Resource

We work with members of the media and in many, many instances, we develop reciprocal work relationships. Our goal is to provide media with news that is tailored to the interests of their audiences.

Along the way, we even develop extraordinary relationships that last long after the news has been shared. One such example is Sports Columnist Bob Padecky. A seasoned writer with impressive credentials, Padecky is, like so many of his colleagues, someone who cares deeply about his community and is willing to use his experience to help when it’s needed.

Well, it’s needed now, and he’s risen to the occasion.

Just months after the devastating October 2017 Firestorms that ravaged more than 6000 residential and business structures in Northern California, he’s found a way to leverage his expertise and experience to help the many people who have been and those who still are homeless.

To support his efforts and to also help the members of our shared community who are still experiencing tremendous need, we are promoting here Padecky’s upcoming fundraiser:

Monday, March 12, 2018, 6-9 PM
$20 (under 12 free)
Brewster's Beer Garden & Restaurant, Petaluma

Guest Speaker: Noah Lowry, former Giants Pitcher

Sports Memorabilia Auction (live & silent) will offer about 150 items, including:
  • Warriors Tickets to last home game of season
  • Basketballs signed by Steph Curry and Klay Thompson
  • Tickets to a 2018 Giants home game
  • A San Jose Sharks hockey stick signed by all the members of the 2016-17 season
  • Joe Montana autographed footballs
  • Mickey Mantle autographed career stat sheet

About the why of this event, Padecky writes: 

I was a sports columnist for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat from 1987-2013 and am 87.5 percent retired - I write two columns a month instead of 16. I was fortunate to cover 22 Super Bowls, 19 World Series, four Olympic Games, four NBA Finals, a Kentucky Derby and thousands of professional and amateur sports and their athletes. Muhmmad Ali was my favorite interview. Barry Bonds, not so much. I started writing professionally when I was 16 and I still do it. Actually, I have to do it. Writing is my passion. Sports is the conduit for that passion.

Padecky’s fire relief fundraiser is working with Rebuild The Round Barn, a nonprofit which will collect and forward donations to those impacted by wildfires via the Sonoma Community Foundation.
For tickets, click here. 

We plan to be there and hope to see you there, too!

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