Phil’s BBQ will host its 5gth annual BBQ at the Ballpark on Monday, June 24, to benefit Operation Bigs.

This year, the aim is to raise $100,000. Attendees will enjoy Phil’s mesquite-grilled chicken and ribs, two sides, Karl Strauss beer garden, ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s Seaport Village, access to the Kid Ventures Kid Zone and more.

The event will held at PETCO Tailgate Park leading up to the Padres vs. Phillies game, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The regular $25 admission price includes Phil’s mesquite-grilled chicken and ribs, two sides, Coca-Cola beverage, ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s Seaport Village and a ticket to the 7:05 p.m. Padres game. Also enjoy the Karl Strauss beer garden and Kid Ventures Kid Zone. For more info, visit www.philsbbq.net.

Operation Bigs, created by Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County (BBBS of SDC), was created to provide additional support for local military families. It seeks to pair children with a parent in the military, including a deployed parent, with a mentor who is in the military, retired or civilian. Military children face unique challenges that may include separation and loss, in addition to the stresses of military life. Since BBBS of SDC launched Operation Bigs in 2004, it has served more than 1,000 children, but the need for more mentors continues to grow, as San Diego is home to the largest population of active and retired military in the country.

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