The San Diego Padres host U.S. Marine Corps Appreciation Day at Sunday’s game at Petco Park.
Approximately 125 representatives from the Marines will be recognized before the game with the San Francisco Giants.
The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Maj. Gen. Robert F. Castellvi, commanding general of the 1st Marine Division. The Mission Bell will be rung by retired Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. John Rougas. Rougas is a veteran of World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam War.
In addition, the oath of enlistment will be administered to 34 future Marines by Marine Corps Capt. Katie Sliwoski.
Marine Band San Diego will perform the national anthem. Lance Cpl. Megan Browning will sing “God Bless America” during the seventh-inning stretch.
Children 14 and under will be able to run the bases on the field after the game. Children and their families can begin lining up following the conclusion of the eighth inning at the ramp leading to the Craft Pier on K Street.
– City News Service
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