FSSD Celebrates Padres Military Opening Day

FSSD Celebrates Padres Military Opening Day

Published Apr. 19, 2013 11:11 a.m. ET

FOX Sports San Diego Celebrates Padres Military Opening Day


San Diego – FOX Sports San Diego (FSSD) celebrated Sunday’s 2013 Padres Military Opening Day presented by Northrop Grumman by pulling out all the stops to honor our local servicemen and women.



An extended Padres Live pregame show, hosted by Mike Pomeranz and Mark Sweeney, featured live coverage of the Padres on-field Military Opening Day ceremonies as well as an interview with Northrop Grumman’s Jim Zortman, sector vice president and site manager of the Unmanned Systems Center of Excellence. 


Meanwhile, FSSD was providing a stylish ride to the game for 12 military families affiliated with the non-profit group Armed Services YMCA of San Diego by means of the FOX Sports San Diego Fan Express. The 55-person branded motor coach brought families right up to the gates of “Park at the Park” where the children were featured on-air during the Padres Live “instructional” segment. Five families received the ultimate VIP treatment and watched the Padres face the Rockies from inside FOX Sports San Diego’s luxury catered suite.


During the second inning, the FOX Sports San Diego Girls, Katie and Nathalie, searched the stands and upgraded the seats of three servicemen and one servicewoman to seats directly behind home plate in the Padres Lexus Home Plate Club.


Despite a loss by the Padres, the atmosphere surrounding Military Opening Day presented by Northrop Grumman no doubt left a lasting memory on San Diego’s military community once again.


About FOX Sports San Diego

FOX Sports San Diego is the exclusive local TV home of the San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Clippers, and Anaheim Ducks and features San Diego State University and University of San Diego athletics. FOX Sports San Diego also broadcasts select programming from the Barclay’s Premier League, UEFA Champions League, and the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship®).  Serving sports fans in San Diego, Las Vegas, Honolulu, Palm Springs, Yuma, Tucson and Albuquerque FOX Sports San Diego reaches 2.2 million homes and is available on AT&T U-verse, Cox, DIRECTV and Dish. For complete regional sports coverage and channel listings, log-on to www.foxsportssandiego.com.


About Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.