Golden Retriever to throw first pitch at San Diego Padres Game Tonight

SURFice dog Ricochet, the golden retriever, “is the only dog in the world who surfs with kids with special needs, people with disabilities and wounded warriors as an assistive aid and SURFice dog.”  Ricochet and her surfing buddies Patrick Ivison and Ian McFarland will be throwing the ceremonial first pitch tonight at Petco Park where the San Diego Padres host the Chicago Cubs.


The pitch commemorates Ricochet’s 4rth anniversary as a SURFice dog and a fundraising milestone of $300,000 to benefit human/animal causes.

Ricochet’s owner, Judy Fridono says

I’m honored to have Ricochet throw out the first pitch with Patrick and Ian. It will be interesting to see if she runs to home plate and scores a run as the boys throw their first pitches!  Chicago is my home town, and I’m really excited the Padres are playing the Cubs. It’s an extra special treat

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Update:  Ricochet is dedicating this pitch to Chris Lane.  Her Facebook page reads:

I’m going to honor Chris Lane during my 1st pitch at the Padres game tonight. Please take a moment to think of him at 7pm PST as I run to home plate to strike out violence. RIP Chris & may your family find strength as they try to get through this tragedy. If you haven’t heard this story, here’s the link “

To read more about Ricochet and Patrick and Ian’s stories, go to or visit her Facebook page at

Note: For more information, contact Judy Fridono at 707-228-0679 or

Surf Dog Ricochet To Throw Out Ceremonial First Pitch at Friday’s Padre Game with Disabled Surfers Patrick Ivison and Ian McFarland – San Diego Pets

3 thoughts on “Golden Retriever to throw first pitch at San Diego Padres Game Tonight

  1. Sarah, I receive this site now everyday. Thanks for hooking me up to it. This video of her being trained and surfing is a 2 kleenex affair! Love, Mom

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