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COLLEGE ANNOUNCEMENT & SIGNING PARTY SET FOR NOV. 8 AT PETCO PARK
 
 
There will be excitement in the air when student-athletes from throughout the county converge on Petco Park on Wednesday, Nov. 8 to announce where they will be playing sports at the next level and sign their National Letters of Intent.
 
The doors open at 7 a.m. and the program starts at 8 a.m.
 
The Hall of Champions’ College Announcement & Signing Party is for any high school senior student-athlete intending to compete in intercollegiate athletics in any sport (except football, boys and girls soccer and boys’ water polo; individuals in those sports will have their moment on Wednesday, Feb. 7).
 
Each year as many as 500 student-athletes, relatives and friends attend this event, not only excitedly getting a chance to announce where they’re going to school next fall, but to meet others who will be attending the same college.
 
WHAT: College Announcement & Signing Party to reveal which college/university high school senior student-athletes will attend next fall.
 
WHO: Anyone who is signing a National Letter of Intent plus anyone who will be continuing their athletic careers at universities that do not require a National Letter of Intent (Ivy League, service academies, Division II, III, NAIA).
 
WHERE: Petco Park (home of the San Diego Padres). Park in the Lexus Premiere Lot at the corner of Park & Imperial and enter through the main Home Plate Gate on Park Blvd to check-in. From there you will be directed to section 107 for the event. 
 
WHEN: Student-athletes are asked to check in between 7:15 and 7:45 a.m. The program starts at 8 a.m. and is usually finished before 9:30 a.m. to allow the students to return to school.
 
WHY: To celebrate local athletic excellence. For many of these student-athletes, this is a highlight of years of practice and competition, earning the opportunity to compete at the next level. 
 
COST: Free.
 
QUESTIONS: Contact Steve Brand at 858-465-6043 or steveb@sdhoc.com.