Padres to conduct U.S. Coast Guard Appreciation Day

Posted at 10:16 AM, Jun 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-05 13:16:16-04

The San Diego Padres will conduct U.S. Coast Guard Appreciation Day at Sunday's game against the Colorado Rockies at Petco Park, part of the team's ongoing Military Sunday salutes.

The pregame ceremony will include a flyover by a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter.

The ceremony will also include members of the Coast Guard Sector San Diego active duty, auxiliary and reservists lining the base paths and nine U.S. Coast Guard representatives taking the field with the Padres starters as part of "Military Take the Field."

U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Mike Dalager will perform the national anthem and sing "God Bless America" between halves of the seventh inning.

Marine Science Technician, Second Class Giacomo Terrizi will throw the ceremonial first pitch.

The Padres will wear their new Navy digital camouflage uniforms.

Two Padres players will sign autographs from 4:30-5 p.m. at the Park. A Compadres Kids membership is required to participate. Membership is free and children can register online or in-person Sunday.

Following the game, children 14 years old and under can run the bases on the field. Children and their families can begin lining up following the conclusion of the eighth inning.

The Padres will also conduct a Kids Fest at the Park at the Park beginning at 3:30 p.m., which will include bounce houses and other inflatables, games, face painters, balloon artists and other children-friendly activities.

The game will start at 6:10 p.m. because of the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon.