SAN DIEGO, Aug 6, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Eighty kids from San Diego County
ages six to 14 will converge on Qualcomm Stadium for an hour of on-field
instruction from the San Diego Padres Coaches on Saturday, Aug. 9 from 12:30
p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The kids earned the opportunity as part of a contest at U.S.
The kids registered to win a spot in the clinic between June 9 and July 18 at 25
U.S. Bank branches around San Diego County. From Temecula to Chula Vista,
hundreds of entries were collected and 80 lucky winners were selected to come
down to the "Q" for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
The kids will receive tips in all facets of the game, including hitting,
fielding, pitching and running the bases from San Diego Padres first-base coach
Davey Lopes, bullpen coach Darrel Akerfelds, hitting instructor Dave Magadan,
pitching coach Darren Balsley, third-base coach Rob Picciolo and bench coach
Tony Muser. Following the on-field instruction, the kids will enjoy a lunch on
the field courtesy of the San Diego Padres. Each aspiring ball player will also
leave the clinic with a U.S. Bank Junior Padres T-shirt and two tickets to that
night's game against the Cincinnati Reds.
This is the seventh U.S. Bank/Padres Coaches Clinic that U.S. Bank is hosting as
part of its three-year title sponsorship of the U.S. Bank Junior Padres Kids
"Throughout the country and in San Diego, U.S. Bank is committed to supporting
the children of the communities where we operate. We are ecstatic at the
opportunity to host kids from all around San Diego this weekend and provide them
one last chance to get on the field at Qualcomm Stadium before the Padres move
downtown," said Robert Armstrong, market president for U.S. Bank in San Diego.
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), with assets of $195 billion, is the 8th largest
financial services holding company in the United States. The company operates
2,199 banking offices and 4,575 ATMs, and provides a comprehensive line of
banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services
products to consumers, businesses and institutions. U.S. Bancorp is home of the
Five Star Service Guarantee which assures customers of certain key banking
benefits and services or customers will be paid for their inconvenience. U.S.
Bancorp is the parent company of U.S. Bank. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at
SOURCE: U.S. Bank
CONTACT: U.S. Bank
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