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SPREADING HOLIDAY CHEER AROUND SAN DIEGO

This holiday season, we're proud to bring back the Gulls Season of Giving! The program includes highlights of positive stories of our community involvement as well as multiple drives and fundraisers supporting several local charities making a positive difference in our community. 

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San Diego Gulls Food Drive

Friday, Nov. 12 - Pechanga Arena San Diego

The San Diego Gulls Food Drive will benefit the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and their North County Food Bank Chapter, which comprise the largest hunger-relief organization in San Diego County. Participants are encouraged to make donations at the Nov. 12 Gulls game vs. the Bakersfield Condors and be entered to win a team signed stick. Food Bank volunteers will be available at all Pechanga Arena San Diego entrance to collect donations. 

Last year, the Food Bank distributed 63 million pounds of food, and due to heavy demand caused by the pandemic, the Food Bank serves on average 550,000 people per month in San Diego County. Through their North County Food Bank chapter and by partnering with nearly 500 nonprofit partners with feeding programs, the Food Bank provides nutritious food to individuals and families in need in communities throughout San Diego County.

Upcoming Season of Giving Events

Giving Tuesday – Gulls Night at Rady Children’s Hospital Ice Rink at Liberty Station

Tuesday, Nov. 30

The San Diego Gulls will host Gulls Night at Rady Children’s Hospital Ice Rink at Liberty Station to raise funds and awareness for the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. Gulls fans are invited to join Gulliver and the Gulls Girls from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for an evening of skating, participate in a Gulls memorabilia raffle and take a free holiday photo. Rady Children’s Hospital is a strategic partner of the hockey club and is the largest children’s hospital in California providing the largest source of comprehensive pediatric medical services in San Diego, southern Riverside and Imperial counties.


Holiday Meals for Military

Saturday, Dec. 4

The San Diego Gulls have partnered with Operation Homefront to provide a location for their Holiday Meals for Military® program. The Gulls will host Operation Homefront at The Rinks – Poway ICE to distribute meal kits to 400 local military families. Each kit includes non-perishable holiday essentials, a gift card for their remaining grocery needs and a holiday gift from the San Diego Gulls. Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit whose mission is to build strong, stable and secure military families so they can thrive in the communities they have worked to protect and has provided supportive programs and services to military families across the United States for nearly 20 years. 


San Diego Gulls Book Donation

Wednesday, Dec. 15

The San Diego Gulls will be visiting Porter Elementary School to share the love of reading by donating books to each student to take home on their winter break. During the Gulls outdoor visit, each student will receive books, a gift from the Gulls and have their classrooms’ picture taken with Gulliver and the Gulls Girls.


Teddy Bear Toss

Saturday, Dec. 18

The San Diego Gulls return the fan favorite Teddy Bear Toss on Saturday, Dec. 18 vs. the San Jose Barracuda. Fans are encouraged to bring a new teddy bear to the game and toss their bears onto the ice when the Gulls score their first goal of the game. All bears will be donated to local organizations, including Ronald McDonald House and Operation Homefront. 


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