Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Upcoming Appearance: Don Newcombe

The San Diego Padres are doing a really cool event this Friday. They will host their 8th annual Salute to the Negro Leagues. Activities begin at 11:30 a.m. at Petco Park. The limited-seating luncheon will be emceed by XX1090 radio host John Kentera and Padres Executive VP/Senior Advisor and Hall of Famer Dave Winfield. Winfield will serve as moderator for the roundtable discussion and Q&A session with the Negro Leaguers. Members of the general public can purchase the remaining partially tax-deductible tickets for the VIP luncheon by contacting Anita Barton at abarton@padres.com. Proceeds from the luncheon and auction will benefit designated Negro League causes.

Those that are participating -

Dave Winfield, Executive Vice President/Senior Advisor, San Diego Padres
Bob Kendrick, President, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
John 'Coach' Kentera, Master of Ceremonies, XX1090 radio host

Eight Former Negro League players: Don Newcombe, Art 'Superman' Pennington, Neale 'California Comet' Henderson, Walter McCoy, Ernie Johnson, John 'Mule' Miles, Chuck Harmon and John Wilson.

Contact Shana Wilson for further details - (619) 990-4113

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