Slain Teens' Siblings Pitch at Petco

By Steven Luke
|  Monday, Jun 14, 2010  |  Updated 9:48 AM PDT
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Slain Teen's Siblings Honored at Petco

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Slain Teen's Siblings Honored at Petco

The siblings of murder victims Chelsea King and Amber Dubois received a major league opportunity Sunday as important members of the pre game ceremony.
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The siblings of murder victims Chelsea King and Amber Dubois received a major league opportunity Sunday as important members of the Padres pre-game ceremony at Petco Park.

Before the Padres faced the Seattle Mariners, Chelsea's brother Tyler King, 13,  threw out the first pitch and Amber's sister, 7-year old Allison Cave, delivered the game ball to the mound.

Both kids were slightly nervous to be under the spotlight.  Tyler King threw the ball a little high and outside beyond the catcher's grasp, while Allison needed a little extra encouragement from her mother to walk out with the game ball which she kept tucked away in her pink purse.

The families and friends of the two kids spent much of the pregame on the field near the backstop talking with coaches, Padres staff, and taking pictures.

"This meant a lot to us because it really extended through the whole family.  It wasn't just these two little kids having the opportunity to make a memory, we made memories for their whole extended family," said Padres Foundation Director Sue Botos.

The two families, forever linked by tragedy, called it a wonderful day and thanked the Padres for the opportunity.

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