San Diego Seals new practice facility to welcome donors, staff, members and media Thursday, February 22

What: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the San Diego Seals new practice facility at the Ryan Family YMCA
Who: YMCA Staff and Kids will join officials from Rady Children’s Hospital and the San Diego Seals
When: Thursday, February 22 at 11:00 a.m.
Where: Ryan Family YMCA, 4425 Valeta Street, San Diego, CA 92107 (directions)

The National Lacrosse League’s San Diego Seals, in partnership with Rady Children’s Hospital and the Ryan Family YMCA in Point Loma, will host a special press event and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, February 22 at 11:00 am to officially unveil the team’s brand-new home practice field, Rady Children’s Field. Rady Children’s Field is a collaboration between the Seals, Rady Children’s and the YMCA to create a brand-new practice field for the Seals. Rady Children’s Field is a mixed-use venue. In addition to hosting the Seals’ practices, the field will also serve children, the San Diego community at-large, the YMCA and its members. It is located in Bill Cleator Park, directly below the Ryan Family YMCA.

Featured speakers include YMCA CEO Todd Tibbits, Rady Children’s Hospital President & CEO Dr. Patrick Frias, Seals CEO Paul Speaker and Seals Team Captain Wes Berg. Potential speakers may also include Seals defenseman Cam Holding and YMCA Executive Director Jonathon Collopy, who both helped oversee this project. Special guests, Steven Woods, co-host of the Ben and Woods Show on FM 97.3 and the Seals’ in-game announcer at Pechanga Arena, will serve as emcee.

"Partnering with the San Diego Seals to bring this state-of-the-art facility, “Rady Children’s Field”, to the Ryan Family YMCA campus provides a space and opportunity for youth to explore and play sports now and for generations to come! Grateful to have this partnership as together we can do more, serve more and positively impact more in our community." 
— Jonathon Collopy, Executive Director, Ryan Family YMCA

Watch the full event here.



Support our partners at their home game on Friday, February 23, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, as they take on the Georgia Swarm at the Pechanga Arena (directions). It's Marvel Superhero Night, so come dressed as your favorite hero, invite your friends and cheer loudly as the Seals take the field! Be sure to look out for your YMCA friends who will be attending or showcased on the screens at halftime.
Y members receive a discount on tickets! Buy your tickets today!


The excitement doesn't stop there! On Saturday, February 24, from 9:00am to 12:00pm, join us for a day of lacrosse at Ryan Family YMCA! Meet and greet with the Seals players, cheer alongside Salty the Seal and the Sirens cheer team and participate in a free clinic for all ages — no gear required. It's a day filled with action, camaraderie and the sheer joy that comes from playing lacrosse. Play will be noncontact, guided, instructional and fun! View the full schedule here.

Please note that parking in the Ryan Family YMCA parking lot is not allowed when attending this event.