On June 7th, 2019, our friends at GovX invited FirefighterAid to a very special evening at a San Diego Padres game at Petco Park. They hosted an entire suite with complementary snacks, treats, and drinks for some of our fire families to gather for a fun-filled game night. It was an enjoyable evening for some of our Board of Directors, community supporters, and FirefighterAid team, but most importantly, for some of our fire families who needed a night out.


It was a First Responder Friday, the pre-game and opening ceremonies were packed with firefighters from the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, and we all cheered on the Padres against the Washington Nationals. Not only did we have the best cheering section in the whole park, but the Padres won! Dianne Karty's daughter, Lexi, even caught a Pad Squad squishy ball. 


The suite was full of emotion due to some life events that some of our members were going through. There were hugs and tears and more hugs. The one emotion that was most prominent was love. The tears that were shed were those of joy and appreciation. 

GovX has been a huge supporter of our mission and our fire family since 2014. We’re beyond fortunate to have a national brand like GovX in our own backyard that genuinely cares about giving back to the community in which they thrive and operate. In addition to the Padres night out, GovX was the top sponsor of our 2019 stair climb event, donating over $20,000. There's not a community partner out there that gives back to us like GovX does. Thank you, GovX for being more than a supporter and sponsor; thank you for being a part of our family.