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Baseball tournament honors slain teen Chelsea King

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The parents of slain teenager Chelsea King are in town for an event honoring their daughter.

The "Home Run for Chelsea" baseball tournament was held at Rancho Bernardo Community Park Sunday, the same park where the 17-year-old was abducted and killed three years ago.

"It's incredibly difficult, but I'm so glad we're here."

For the first time since their daughter Chelsea's death, Kelly and Brent King, along with their son Ty, visited Rancho Bernardo Community Park, where the teen went missing in 2010.

Brent King said, "Incredible intrepidation driving over here. I never wanted to come back to this park."

This time, the Kings were surrounded by much happier sights.

Kids playing baseball, bands performing upbeat music and dozens of volunteers working to keep Chelsea's memory alive.

One volunteer said, "We are making headway. We're taking the park back."

That's the goal of home run for Chelsea.

Now in its third year, it's the largest one day baseball tournament in San Diego, with over 1,000 athletes taking part at this field and others across the county.

Brent king said, "Kids deserve the right...our responsibility to give that to them, and this is an absolute reflection of that."

It's also a reflection of Chelsea.

She not only ran at this park but she also cheered on her brother Ty, who like these kids, played baseball here.

Her brother said, "There's so many people out her that are genuine. It makes me happy and makes me love my sister even more."

That generosity doesn't stop here.

Proceeds benefit the Chelsea's Light Foundation which among other things strives to implement a one strike you're out law in all 50 states for the most violent predators.

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