SAN DIEGO - San Diego's professional and collegiate sports organizations came together Saturday for a rally designed to raise the spirits of fans about a month after the Chargers announced they would move to Los Angeles.
The "Celebrate San Diego" rally brought together the Padres baseball team, Gulls hockey franchise and Sockers indoor soccer club along with participation from San Diego State University, the University of San Diego, UC San Diego, Cal State San Marcos and Point Loma Nazarene University.
The city of San Diego was represented as well by Mayor Kevin Faulconer and police Chief Shelley Zimmerman at the event at Petco Park.
Sports luminaries on hand included Padres Executive Chairman Ron Fowler, manager Andy Green and former pitcher Trevor Hoffman, who just missed in balloting for baseball's Hall of Fame; San Diego State basketball coach Steve Fisher and football coach Rocky Long, ex-Chargers placekicker Rolf Benirschke and former center Nick Hardwick; and former women's basketball star Candice Wiggins.
Guests received a free hat courtesy of Sycuan, and turned in Chargers apparel in exchange for a $25 credit at the Padres Majestic Team Store through May 4.
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