PENNY PITCH IS BACK!
Join us on Friday, October 15, 2021 at the 43rd Annual Penny Pitch to benefit St. Anthony’s! This year, we’re returning to Chief Sullivan’s Bar and Restaurant, in the heart of San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood, where this famous competition began. Registration begins at 11:00am. The First Pitch will be thrown at 1:00pm.
With more teams, more competition, bigger bragging rights, and ultimately more fun, this is an event you don’t want to miss!
WHAT’S 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 Tim Lincecum, SF 49er Guy McIntyre, and more.
PITCHING PENNIES FOR GOOD
We invite you to partner with us as a sponsor and enjoy the benefits that come with it! Join those who have already decided to be a part of this long-standing San Francisco tradition to support San Franciscans in need and make our city a better place for everyone.
2021 PENNY PITCH COMMITTEE
Meagan Levitan and Dale Carlson, Co-Chairs
Elena Pearse Hobden
2021 Presenting Sponsor
To sponsor the 2021 Penny Pitch, click here.
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 will be 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.