PENNY PITCH IS BACK!
The 43rd annual Penny Pitch was held on Friday, October 15, 2021, at Chief Sullivan’s Bar and Restaurant, in the heart of San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood, where this famous competition began.
NEW THIS YEAR
The Ed Moose Memorial Trophy (a mantelpiece must-have)
Last Chance Pitch-In (corn-hole style)
Competitions for best team name, best team costume, and more
PENNY PITCH’S RICH HISTORY
Started in 1977 by legendary restaurateur Ed Moose as a friendly wager between two watering holes, Penny Pitch has become a cherished San Francisco tradition supporting St. Anthony’s mission to feed, heal, shelter, clothe, and lift the spirits of people experiencing homelessness and poverty in San Francisco.
Like bocce ball with coins, Penny Pitch is a friendly contest that brings together local business owners, corporate partners, government officials, Franciscan Friars, athletes, and San Francisco personalities of all kinds. Much like the NCAA’s March Madness, Penny Pitch features teams of six competing in a single elimination bracket-style tournament. New this year, St. Anthony’s will host “Last Chance Pitch-In,” where a losing team can earn a spot back in before the finals. A team must win at least five games in a row to be crowned Penny Pitch Champion – earning themselves the coveted Ed Moose Trophy and bragging rights for the year!
Legendary “Pitchers” from the past include Metallica, SF Giant Andres Torres, SF 49er Guy McIntyre, and more.
2021 PENNY PITCH COMMITTEE
Meagan Levitan and Dale Carlson, Co-Chairs
Elena Pearse Hobden
Click the above photos to see pictures from the event. To view all photos, click here.
2021 Presenting Sponsor
Angelo & Yvonne
Corcoran Global Living
About St. Anthony's
Founded in 1950, St. Anthony's is the most comprehensive safety net service center in San Francisco. Every day, we provide food, clothing, healthcare, access to technology, job training, and other critical resources to San Franciscans in need. Everyone who comes through our doors joins the St. Anthony's family and helps us create a future where all people flourish. Learn more at stanthonysf.org.
About Chief Sullivan's
This year's event was held at Chief Sullivan's, located in the heart of San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood. The pub is named after revered San Francisco Fire Chief Dennis Sullivan, who perished during the great 1906 earthquake. Learn more at chiefsullivanssf.com.