Frazee Paint Challenges The San Diego Padres to Hit a Home Run Worth Half a Million Dollars

Local paint company constructs 10-foot-tall paint can at PETCO Park, offers Padres $500,000 to hit a home run that lands inside

Apr 04, 2011, 19:00 ET from Frazee Paint

SAN DIEGO, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Frazee Paint, a leading paint manufacturer serving customers in California, Arizona and Nevada recently announced a partnership with The San Diego Padres for their 2011 season. To kick off the new affiliation, Frazee Paint will be hosting an in-game promotion involving a 10-foot-tall Frazee Paint can and a $500,000 reward for hitting a home run that lands inside.


The oversized Frazee Paint can has been positioned in PETCO Park's home run territory, located in the left field grandstand balcony adjacent to the Western Metal Supply building. It resides 376 feet from home plate and sits approximately 31 feet from the ground. The actual height of the can itself is 10' in the back and 9' in the front, creating a more convenient angle for the player at bat. The mouth of the can measures 8.5' in diameter.

If a San Diego Padres player hits a home run into the can during any point of the game, Frazee Paint will donate $500,000 to The Padres Foundation, a fund of The San Diego Foundation non-profit, or to the player's charity of choice.

"In 1896 Frazee Paint opened for business on 6th Avenue in San Diego. Since that day, each and every can of paint has come with a commitment to quality resulting from 115 years of experience," says Max Viana, Regional Vice President at Frazee Paint. "At Frazee, we take pride in being a 2011 sponsor for The San Diego Padres. The team is a well respected part of the San Diego community and we look forward to an entertaining and successful year in partnership with them."

If The Padres are not able to hit a home run into the can during the season, Frazee Paint will support The Padres Foundation with an end-of-season donation of $20,000.

About Frazee Paint

Frazee Paint is a leading paint manufacturer dedicated to delivering products specifically formulated and rigorously tested to perform in the harsh climatic conditions common to California, Arizona and Nevada. Property managers, homebuilders, professional paint contractors and owners of commercial, industrial and institutional properties rely on Frazee Paint to provide the quality, price and performance their projects require. Frazee Paint entered a collaborative partnership with the Comex Group in 2004, which has allowed the company to become a forerunner in product innovation, brand strength and color selection.

SOURCE Frazee Paint