SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego Padres will conduct U.S. Air Force & Air National Guard Appreciation Day at Sunday's game against the Miami Marlins at Petco Park and their second KidsFest of the 2017 season.
Pregame ceremonies will include more than 75 representatives from the U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard and Civil Air Patrol lining the base paths, a flyover by a C-17 Globemaster Three and 15 future Airmen taking an Oath of Enlistment during the pregame ceremony.
Members of the Air Force, Air National Guard and Civil Air Patrol will join the Padres starting lineup at their positions as part of "Military Takes the Field."
The national anthem will be performed by Air Force 2nd Lt. Jeffrey Collins from the 452nd Air Mobility Wing, March Air Reserve Base in Riverside.
Air Force Staff Sgt. Dejon Fruga from the 701st Combat Operations Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, will sing ``God Bless America'' between halves of the seventh inning.
KidsFest was scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at Park at the Park with activities including bounce houses, inflatables, games, face painting and balloon artists.
Two Padres players will sign autographs at the Park at the Park from noon to 12:30 p.m. A Compadres Kids membership is required to participate in
the signings. Membership is free and available on-site.
Children 14 and under will be able to run the bases on the field after the game.
Five people were injured in a three-car crash in the Rolando area on Sunday after an apparent road-rage incident. It happened about 1:30 p.m. on University Avenue at College Avenue, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
Another successful Comic-Con is in the books. The four-day pop culture convention came to an end Sunday, but even in its final hours was packed with things to see and do.
Vince Velasquez allowed two hits over seven innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Diego Padres 5-0 Sunday for a doubleheader split.
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for San Diego County inland valleys, mountains, and deserts. The warning is valid for Monday morning through Thursday evening
A man stole a brand-new luxury car out of a Kearny Mesa dealership's lot and led police on a lengthy chase down San Diego freeways on Sunday.
San Diego Comic-Con is in full swing and so is the superhero-themed fashion! Celebrities like Sarah Paulson, Sonequa Martin-Green and Camila Mendes, among many other stylish ladies, rocked a bevy of leather, nylon and pleather to attend the annual comic book convention.
Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding a man who died Saturday morning on a sidewalk in Old Town.
A suspected drunk driver was shot by sheriff's deputies after leading them on a pursuit across North County freeways Friday night, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said.