The mission of A Bridge for Kids is to build a bridge between young teens who are in need of educational and financial assistance and those people that can provide these resources. In doing so, we strive to make lasting improvements in the lives of young people and the society in which they live.
SAN DIEGO GULLS COMMUNITY NIGHT 2020
The San Diego Gulls hosted Community Night on Saturday, January 4 when fans helped to distribute $35,000 in San Diego Gulls Foundation funds to 10 local nonprofit organizations: A Bridge For Kids, AVID Center, Burn Institute, CAF - Operation Rebound, NAMI San Diego, The Rosie Network, San Diego Chill, San Diego Ducks Sled Hockey, School Safety Patrol Program and Urban Street Angels.
Upon entry, fans received San Diego Gulls Foundation “Gulls Bucks” that they donated to the nonprofit of their choice on the concourse. Additional information about the non-profit organizations participating is listed below.
AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. Our nonprofit changes lives by helping schools shift to a more equitable, student-centered approach. We provide professional learning, resources, and support to more than 80,000 educators annually so they can prepare their students for college, careers, and life. AVID started in one classroom in San Diego, and we now serve more than 6,000 schools across the nation, transforming the lives of nearly 2 million students each year.
The Burn Institute is a local non-profit that educates and inspires our communities to prevent burn injuries and empowers those affected by burn trauma. Supportive services for burn survivors such as Camp Beyond the Scars, a free summer camp for burn-injured youth, are provided to help individuals cope with the physical and psychological effects of their injury. Working closely with the fire service, they also provide vital fire and burn prevention information to youth through in-school presentations, free smoke alarm installations to the vulnerable senior population and wildfire prevention to keep our local community safe and prepared.
To purchase tickets to Community Night in support of Burn Institute, click HERE.
Challenged Athletes Foundation's® (CAF) Operation Rebound® (OR) program strengthens the mental and physical well-being of veterans and first responders with permanent physical injuries by providing them opportunities to use sports and fitness to re-integrate into our communities and by empowering them through sports to lead productive, active and fulfilling lives.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness San Diego (NAMI San Diego), is a non-profit organization, providing education, support services, and advocacy to improve the quality of life for everyone affected by mental illness.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness San Diego (NAMI SD) is an independent affiliate of the National organization, and was founded as its own 501(c) (3) in 1985. Our mission is to provide education, support, and advocacy for individuals who live with mental illnesses, their family members, and the community at large.
At the heart of NAMI San Diego’s mission is the sharing information and striving to end the stigma associated with mental illness. To this end, we use leading-edge technology to get health and wellness resources to people in need. In addition, we offer support groups, education, newsletters, a lending library, and numerous classes on mental illness throughout San Diego County.
To purchase tickets to Community Night in support of NAMI San Diego, click HERE.
The mission of The Rosie Network is to build stronger Military families by developing entrepreneurial programs and support services that empower Military Spouses, transitioning Service Members & Veterans to increase their financial stability and independence. The small business development in the Veteran in Military Spouse community has contributed to 48% of Military Spouses becoming Entrepreneurs, and Veteran CEO's hiring other Service Members.
To purchase tickets to Community Night in support of The Rosie Network, click HERE.
The San Diego Chill is a registered 501c (3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping children of all ages with developmental disabilities learn to skate and play amateur level ice hockey.
Our Mission is to ensure that any child, regardless of age or ability, can experience the magic of gliding across the ice, the thrill of shooting a goal, the bond of being part of a team, and the mentorship of our experienced teenage ice hockey coaches. Lives of all kids - skater and coach - are forever bonded and changed.
We call this ... THE CHILL EFFECT.
To purchase tickets to Community Night in support of San Diego Chill, click HERE.
The mission of San Diego Ducks Sled Hockey is to provide a USA Hockey, NHL, and U.S. Paralympic recognized sled hockey club including clinics, recreational and competitive teams, and resources for those interested in pursuing local, national, international, and Paralympic competition for physically disabled youth and adults.
During the 1930’s, automobile growth exploded onto the scene causing a nationwide influx of pedestrians being hit by vehicles. President Franklin D. Roosevelt became an outspoken advocate for crosswalk safety and School Safety Patrol.
In 1935, the San Diego Police Department created it’s very own School Safety Patrol program. SDPD provides training and support of the program that now involves 80 elementary schools and over 1,800 elementary students citywide.
The members of School Safety Patrol give up hundreds of hours of their own time before and after school in order to make their school and community a safer place.
For over 84 years, School Safety Patrol, teamed with SDPD Police Officers, is responsible for the safe crosswalk movement of thousands of students and adults on a daily basis. It is estimated, School Safety Patrol will protect in excess of 5.5 MILLION pedestrians crossing to and from school.
Urban Street Angels ("USA") is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2012 to end youth homelessness in San Diego, California. USA focuses on sustainable solutions for transitional-age youth ("TAY", 18 - 25 years old) in the following areas: (1) an emergency overnight shelter program for 30 homeless TAY each week; (2) a nine-month bridge housing program for 30 homeless TAY, along with an innovative three-month recuperative housing program for 15 homeless TAY (which utilizes technology and an array of holistic services, biofeedback, nutritional counseling, occupational therapy and other novel treatment programs to foster connection and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness); and social enterprise programs that provide vital job skills training and transitional employment opportunities for TAY in USA's housing programs.