Petco Park to host inaugural Pedal the Cause radio-telethon and Spin at the Park

Radio-telethon and on-field spin event September 12 will benefit local cancer research organizations

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Padres and Pedal the Cause San Diego today announced Petco Park will host the inaugural Pedal the Cause Radio-Telethon and Spin at the Park, an on-field spin event, on Saturday, September 12, with both events benefitting local cancer research organizations. 

The inaugural Pedal the Cause Radio-Telethon will take place live from the set of Padres Social Hour inside the Western Metal Supply Co. Building, beginning at 2:00 p.m. PT. It will be broadcast live on FOX Sports San Diego and The Mighty 1090, and will run through Spin at the Park and the duration of the Padres game that night vs. the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park.

Padres Broadcaster Jesse Agler will assume host duties, and will be joined by personalities from both FSSD and The Mighty 1090. Guests who will share their stories will include cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and researchers. Other well-known San Diegans and baseball personalities are also expected to take part in the radio-telethon. Members of the Padres Volunteer Team presented by Toyota will man the phones for this first-ever event, along with staff from all participating partners. Individuals who wish to contribute to Pedal the Cause will be able to donate throughout the broadcast by calling 1-844-PEDALSD (1-844-733-2573). To donate now, text "Pedal" to 41444. 

Also on September 12, Pedal the Cause Spin at the Park will offer a first-of-its-kind opportunity to participate in a one-hour spin class on the outfield at Petco Park. The event is open to the public and will begin at 6:05 p.m. PT, just as the Padres game gets underway in San Francisco. LA Fitness is generously providing bikes and instructors for the class, which will feature a live DJ to keep the blood pumping, as the Padres game plays live on the National League's largest video board. Participants may be featured on FOX Sports San Diego's game broadcast, as FSSD will check in live at the radio-telethon and Spin at the Park throughout the event. Following the class, participants will be rewarded with an on-field after party. Attached, please find a rendering of the outfield spin class setup.

Those wishing to participate in Spin at the Park can register by visiting www.padres.com/spin. Registration, priced at $50, will include participation in the one-hour spin class on the playing field (bikes provided with both cages and SPD-compatible clip in pedals), access to the on-field after party, including one beverage ticket, free parking in the Lexus Premier Lot, a custom towel, the opportunity to be on television and two tickets to the Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks game on September 26 at 5:40 p.m. In support of Pedal the Cause San Diego, net proceeds from every registration purchased will benefit local cancer research organizations, including Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, Sanford-Burnham-Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies and Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego. 

A spectator ticket is also available for those who do not want to cycle, but still want be a part of the fun. The $25 spectator ticket includes the opportunity to watch Spin at the Park from the seating bowl, access to the on-field after party, including one beverage ticket, and one ticket to the Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks game on September 26. Those wishing to purchase a spectator ticket should visit www.padres.com/spin.

About Pedal the Cause

Founded in 2013, Pedal the Cause San Diego is a non-profit, 501c3 cycling challenge dedicated to raising money to accelerate collaborative research synergies at Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, Sanford-Burnham-Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies and Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego. A unique cycling event, Pedal the Cause offers riders and supporters an opportunity to increase awareness and support for the incredible work being done to fight cancer in San Diego. One hundred percent of dollars raised by participants and donors stay in San Diego to support collaboration between PEDAL's world-class beneficiaries. Collaborations between these four complementary cancer centers create greater opportunities to fast-track research from the bench top to the bedside. For patients who can't wait, this means faster access to life-saving treatment and cures. It is our hope that research funded by Pedal the Cause will ultimately lead in a collaborative way to a cure for cancer, and propel San Diego to the forefront of cancer cures and care.

 PEDAL15 will take place September 18-20, featuring courses suited for any riding ability, from 10 miles, up to a two-day ride between San Diego and Temecula. For information about courses, free training, volunteer opportunities, registering, or donating, visit www.gopedal.org. Stay connected with the PEDAL community on Twitter, @pedalSD, and follow PEDAL on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PedalTheCauseSanDiego.