Discover San Marcos Hikers To Explore San Elijo Area

SAN MARCOS–The San Marcos Community Services will sponsor a Discover San Marcos hike to the San Elijo area on Saturday, May 3. This free, moderately difficult, 4-mile hike will explore the hills and canyons south and west of San Elijo Park, including Sunset, Canyon, Old Creek Ranch, and Copper Creek trails. There will be elevation […]

Petco Park Attendance Record Set On Padres Opening Night

SAN DIEGO–Last night’s Padres opening night crowd of 45,567 set a new Petco Park attendance record. The previous record of 45,496 was set on opening day in 2009, April 6, also vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers. Also last night, the Padres’ Mission Bell debuted in its new location, at the Kona Cove in left field. […]

Challenged Athletes Foundation To Distribute Grants To Athletes With Physical Disabilities

Young challenged athletes learn how to run on their new running legs provided by CAF grants. Photo: Business Wire

SAN DIEGO–(Business Wire)–The Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF), a world leader in helping individuals with physical challenges get involved and stay involved in sports,  announced an unprecedented amount of funds distributed to athletes with physical disabilities. Beginning April 1, CAF will distribute grants to 1,469 challenged athletes in 29 countries totaling more than $3.1 million in […]

Three-Time Olympian Ed Burke Sets World Record At USA Masters Track

Olympian Ed Burke

BOSTON–(USNewswire)–Three-time Olympian Ed Burke, the US flagbearer at the 1984 Olympics, broke the world record for men 70-74 three times in the 16-pound weight throw with a toss of 20.93 meters/68 ft. 8 inches in a special night session at the USA Masters Indoor Track Championships in Boston. The special session, at the conclusion of […]

Padres Claim Alex Castellanos Off Waivers From Texas Rangers

Alex Castellanos

Peoria, AZ–The Padres have claimed outfielder Alex Castellanos off waivers from the Texas Rangers. To make room on the Padres’ 40-man roster, the club placed left-handed pitcher Cory Luebke on the 60-day disabled list after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his left elbow on February 18. Castellanos, 27, has appeared in 24 Major League games over the past two […]

Jimmie Johnson Foundation, Blue Bunny Ice Cream Announce $25,000 Grant Opportunities

Jimmie Johnson, along with Mike Wells, president and CEO of Wells Enterprises, maker of Blue Bunny Ice Cream announced the launch of the 2014 edition of the Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope campaign.  (PRNewsFoto/Blue Bunny, Jimmie Johnson Foundation)

Bristol, TN–(PRNewswire)–Six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson announced Friday the launch of the 2014 edition of the Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope campaign, which this year includes new criteria for being named one of the five $25,000 grant recipients. During a press conference this morning at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn., Johnson, […]

Padres Claim OF Alex Castellanos Off Waivers From Texas Rangers

Peoria, AZ –The Padres have claimed outfielder Alex Castellanos off waivers from the Texas Rangers. To make room on the Padres’ 40-man roster, the club placed left-handed pitcher Cory Luebke on the 60-day disabled list after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his left elbow on February 18. Castellanos (pronounced: kah-stay-AH-nohs), 27, has appeared in 24 Major League games over […]

Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson is Second African American Quarterback in NFL History to Win Super Bowl Ring

Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson Holding VINCE LOMBARDI TROPHY After Defeating Denver Broncos 43-8 In SUPER BOWL XLVIII. Photo courtesy of Seattle Seahawks Publicity Department.

By Danny R. Johnson SAN DIEGO – When Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson led the way in helping his team win Super Bowl XLVIII on February 2, 2014, the sports world was completely silent over the fact that he became the second African American quarterback to win a Super Bowl title. The only other African […]

Padres Kick Off 2014 FanFest On Saturday

SAN DIEGO–The San Diego Padres kick off 2014 FanFest, presented by State Farm, on Saturday at Petco Park. The free event will include a complete schedule of clinics, forums and autograph signings. Gates open to the general public at 10 a.m. Padres Platinum, Gold and Blue Members receive exclusive early access from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 […]

Memorial Service To Celebrate The Life Of Jerry Coleman

SAN DIEGO–A free, public memorial service for sports announcer Jerry Coleman will be held on January 18 at 10:30 a.m. at Petco Park. Gates will open at 9:30 a.m. Fans may enter through the East Village gate on 10th Ave. or the Park Boulevard gate on Park Blvd. The event will celebrate Coleman’s extraordinary life, and […]