About 30 members and guests of the Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce had a winning night July 28 at Petco Park in San Diego!
The Padres hosted the game at one of the nation’s most beautiful ball parks, providing the Chamber with tickets at reduced prices. The event included exclusive use of the Bud Patio to watch the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Trevor Hoffman, the Padres’ former closing pitcher, was due to be inducted the next day into the Baseball Hall of Fame, so everyone at the ballpark received a Hoffman bobble head doll.
“My mother in Wheeling, W. Va., wants my bobble head doll for her 93rd birthday, so I’m going to give it to her,” said Chamber Director Jan Morse of On Line Bookkeeping & Tax Service.
Chamber Executive Director Jeff Morris and Director Jeff Campbell of San Diego Estates with Realtor Gregg Picano and his wife chatted in the Bud Patio.
So did Theo Bazdorf of Alpine’s VFW Bert Fuller Post 9578; Carol Morrison of the Alpine Historical Society and her family; President Patty Tweed of Soroptimist International of Alpine and her husband, and Clay Mauldin of Clayco Electric, Inc, and his guests.
The Alpine View Lodge bought extra game tickets for their latest fund raising benefit to raise money for Alzheimer’s disease research. Several families who won those tickets also enjoyed the Chamber evening.
As far as the game, it was pretty exciting while the teams were tied 4-4 until the final innings. That’s when the Diamondbacks won, 9-4.
Alicia Enriquez, assistant administrator of the Alpine View Lodge, enjoyed the game and took the loss philosophically after a cool summer evening with family and friends.
“It was very nice,” Enriquez said. “I’m mad that the Padres didn’t win, but it’s the Padres. My family hadn’t been to the ballpark in a long time. The kids had a good time. It was nice just getting back into the ball park.”