Spirit of the Barrio

The Padres at Spirit of the Barrio

Friday, March 1, 2024
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Registration & Networking: 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Program & Lunch: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Logan Heights Family Health Center
1809 National Avenue, San Diego CA 92113

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Participate in our SOTB Auction to Take Home Autographed Padres Memorabilia!

We will be holding a live auction at the event for the following three packages. Submit your silent bids today to get a head start on winning merchandise signed by your favorite Padre. All proceeds directly support patient care.

Fernando Tati Jr PackageHa-seong Kim PackageMark Loretta Jersey

The Fernando Tatís Jr. Package

  • Baseball autographed by Fernando Tatís Jr.
  • Official Tatís Jr. bobblehead
  • #23 City Connect jersey shirt

Current bid: $300.00

Submit a bid

The Ha-Seong Kim Package

  • Baseball autographed by
    Ha-Seong Kim
  • Padres away colors brown hoodie
  • Official Padres cross-body bag in black

Current bid: $200.00

Submit a bid

Mark Loretta Autographed Jersey

  • Mark Loretta will sign the jersey on stage
    at the event!

Current bid: $200.00

Submit a bid


About the Event:
Join us for an exclusive Padres experience!

FHCSD is proud to welcome the San Diego Padres to Spirit of the Barrio for an event that you won’t want to miss. Padres panelists will provide a special preview of the upcoming 2024 Major League Baseball season and a major update on their vision for local philanthropic impact.

Register today and come to our flagship clinic in Barrio Logan on Friday, March 1st, to have your questions answered by the Padres. Don’t forget to play the raffle for a chance to win exclusive Padres’ merchandise.

Eduardo Ortega (Moderator)
Padres Spanish Language Broadcaster Since 1987
Mark Loretta
MLB All-Star and Former Padres Second Baseman
Sergio del Prado
Executive Vice President of Business Affairs

Topics of Discussion:
A Look Ahead at the 2024 Padres Baseball Season:
Gain exclusive insights directly from Padres executives and athletes about what to expect in the upcoming baseball season. Discover the team’s strategies, goals, and exciting plans for the future.

The Padres and Community Impact:
Explore the Padres commitment to community service in Southern California and Northern Baja California. Learn about their vision for making a positive impact through philanthropic initiatives, partnerships and community engagement.

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What to Expect: 

Lunch, Community, and Meaningful Connection:
At Spirit of the Barrio, you’ll enjoy a traditional tamales lunch while networking with fellow attendees. Meet local community advocates, engage in conversations about the issues that matter most and hear exclusive insights from the San Diego Padres during the dynamic panel discussion. 

Discover Family Health Centers of San Diego:
Explore the incredible work of FHCSD, a nationally accredited community health center that provides an array of quality health care services to those who are medically underserved. Areas of care range from pediatrics to adults, mental health to dental, substance use counseling and vision care, to name a few. Learn how we are changing the lives of our neighbors in need. Tours are available. 

Win Exciting Prizes:
Get excited for our live auction! Pre-bid online today to win autographed memorabilia, including baseballs signed by fan-favorites Fernando Tatís Jr. and Ha-Seong Kim, as well as a vintage Mark Loretta jersey autographed live on stage. Plus, join in our traditional raffle drawing for a chance to win must-have bundles of Padres fan gear.

Learn more:

For more information, or to become a SOTB sponsor, call (619) 255-8469 or email our staff.

Become a Sponsor

For almost 40 years, the Spirit of the Barrio has been a success because of the generosity of our sponsors!

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Check out our sponsorship opportunities information packet.

SOTB Archives

Missed one of our Spirit of the Barrio webinars? Now you can watch past recordings and view the webinar slides by visiting our archives.

History of SOTB

Since 1986, Family Health Centers of San Diego’s Spirit of the Barrio luncheons have spread awareness about our mission to provide high-quality health care to underserved communities across San Diego, while also presenting a variety of themes to our guests as they dine on our legendary tamales.
The event promises to inform, educate and entertain its hundreds of audience members and does so through a diverse list of guest speakers and subjects. We’ve hosted prominent community leaders and local stars as speakers and entertainers since the luncheon began over 35 years ago. From Former Mayor Jerry Sanders to Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Jason Mraz, the list of previous Spirit of the Barrio guest speakers is both notable and expansive.
The list includes leaders from our local professional sport teams, such as the former San Diego Chargers Head Coaches and players, a former San Diego Padres CEO, the Padres radio announcer and the San Diego State University Aztec Athletics Department. We’ve even hosted the Associate Director of the U.S. Olympic Training Center!
Entertainers, authors and community leaders have also graced our stage. From motivational speakers to playwrights to comedians to actors, we’ve had all kinds of entertainment for our audience, which is made up of friends, peers, sponsors and community leaders.
One of our most-attended Spirit of the Barrio luncheons featured a panel discussion on homelessness and affordable housing in San Diego. Panelists included The Honorable Toni Atkins, Speaker of the California State Assembly, as well as Rick Gentry of the San Diego Housing Commission, Bob McElroy of Alpha Project and Deacon Jim Vargas of Father Joe’s Villages. The conversation around this issue was emceed by 10News’ Kimberly Hunt. It was a successful event!
The Spirit of the Barrio luncheon is a celebrated part of Family Health Centers of San Diego’s history and is still held at the site of our flagship clinic, Logan Heights Family Health Center (1809 National Avenue, San Diego, CA 92113) in the Barrio Logan neighborhood. The luncheons are open to the public and also always feature regionally unique raffle and silent auction prizes.
We hope to see you at an upcoming Spirit of the Barrio!

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