Honoring Wounded Warriors with Baseball and BBQ

More than 400 combat injured military service members were treated to a big tailgate party and tickets to the Padres-Giants game at Petco Park on September 11th, 2010. The event was sponsored by the Marine Corps League, San Diego Bulldog Detachment , Warrior Foundation, and SF Giants Barry Zito's Strikeouts for Troops.

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A little Patriot waits in line at Petco Park
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More than 400 combat injured military service members were treated to a big tailgate party and tickets to the Padres-Giants game at Petco Park on September 11th, 2010. The event was sponsored by the Marine Corps League, San Diego Bulldog Detachment , Warrior Foundation, and SF Giants Barry Zito's Strikeouts for Troops.
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Jay Randin shows off his tickets to the Giants-Padres game.
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Lance Cpl Ryan, a volunteer from Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego makes sure the balloons are ready to be handed out.
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Major Phil Woodward helps his daughter Skyle with her balloons.
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Veterans standing tall as they sing the Marine Corps Anthem
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Lance Cpl Nunez and Lance Cpl Ryan get help releasing balloons before heading to the baseball game.
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The Warrior Foundation co-sponsored the tailgate party for wounded warriors
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A volunteer leads the way as injured service members and their families leave Culy warehouse for Petco Park
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Cpl Jessie Flores, a Marine from Chicago, stops for a quick snapshot with his family before heading in to Petco Park
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Padres fans in the group wore their best gear for the game
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The balloon wranglers pose for a quick action snapshot
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A baseball cap reveals a small portion of this Veteran's story of service
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A family of Giants fans heading to the game
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Skyle Woodward discusses her new balloons with her Dad, Major Phil Woodward
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Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher (R) 75th District, poses for photos with volunteers.
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Sgt Major John Ploskonka gets a special escort into Petco Park
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A little Patriot waits in line at Petco Park
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San Diego Police Officers wait to escort the wounded warriors to Petco Park
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Singing the Marine Corps Anthem. The anthems from all branches of the military were played.
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Lance Cpl Ryan stands watch at the door to make sure every kid gets a balloon
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Pvt Hartman from Marine Corps Recruit Depot spent his Saturday volunteering at the event
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