Maybe he invited you to watch a Giants baseball game. Or, you were on Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s guest list to see the alt-rock band Train.
Perhaps you made the drawing for two “amazing” seats to the Super Bowl in Santa Clara, part of Newsom’s effort to collect money for his gun-control measure.
Newsom’s experimental approach to the time-honored tradition of campaign fundraising has reached new levels of interactivity. On Tuesday, the 2018 gubernatorial candidate asked supporters to join him for a five-inning baseball game at AT&T Park.
For $150, donors get access to the game, food and drinks. Participants at the $5,000 level can pack their gloves to join Newsom in the game (the invite also promises a full bar in the dugout, for those who want to do their best impression of David Wells).
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“We’ve got the park to ourselves that day. No one else will be there, so let's take advantage of this awesome, historic opportunity!” Newsom said in the invite.
The June 4 event also includes batting practice and a home-run derby. Max donors at the $28,200 “commissioner” level will get their brand on the scoreboard, four tickets to a pregame clubhouse reception, the option to play and 20 seats to the game.
Special guests include 49ers running back Carlos Hyde and retired NFL running back Marshawn Lynch, a former Cal Bear and celebrated provider of scripted answers.