Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Padres Nick and Amy Hundley Hit a Home Run for Perkins Kids

Nick and Amy Huntley, Principal Fernandez and third graders from Perkins.
Nick and Amy Hundley, Principal Hernandez and third graders from Perkins.
Padres catcher Nick Hundley and his wife, Amy, hosted kids in grades 1-3 from Perkins K-8 School this week in the couple's annual back-to-school shopping event at the Mission Valley Target.

Nearly 150 students were able to pick out shirts, shoes and other items with Nick and Amy, as well as other Padres and their wives, including Luke Gregerson, Brad Boxberger, Cory Luebke, Cameron Maybin, Joe Thatcher and Will Venable. Also on hand was Chase Headley, who acted as co-host and provided some of the financial support for the event.

"We're really excited to have the kids here from Perkins," said Nick. "They've been great and this was such a fun event."

Groups of students were paired with a player or Padres front office volunteer and picked out two tops, two bottoms, a jacket, a pack of socks and a pair of shoes. Students also received a custom Hundley Padres tee, Padres backpacks filled with souvenirs provided by the Padres Foundation and school supplies provided by Target.

"This is one of the most amazing events we've ever had at Perkins K-8," said Principal Fernando Hernandez. "We can almost see Petco Park from our school and I know all the kids look up to the players."

Located at 1770 Main Street in Barrio Logan (less than a mile from Petco Park), Perkins School welcomes students from kindergarten through grade 8. The school's focus is on English language arts and mathematics, with exciting and creative options available in science, social studies, physical education, and the arts.

For more information on the school, contact Principal Hernandez at 619-344-5300.