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BREITBARD HALL OF FAME MOVES TO PETCO PARK

SAN DIEGO (March 16, 2017) – The Breitbard Hall of Fame, which was founded by the legendary Bob Breitbard to recognize significant athletic achievement in San Diego, will be relocating from Balboa Park to Petco Park. The San Diego Hall of Champions will continue to host its numerous awards, recognition & community programs in a seamless transition for San Diegans to enjoy for years to come.
 

2016 Stars of the Year

Professional Stars of the Year
Kris Bryant, Baseball - Chicago Cubs, USD Alumnus
Ron Capps, NHRA Funny Car - Carlsbad, CA. 
Kriag Chiles, Soccer - San Diego Sockers, SDSU Alumnus, Poway High Alumnus
Wil Myers, Baseball - San Diego Padres
Jimmie Johnson, NASCAR - Granite Hills High Alumnus
Jeff Henderson, Rio Olympian - San Diego Olympic Training Center
Philip Rivers, Football - San Diego Chargers 
 
Amateur Stars of the Year
Donnel Pumphrey, Football - San Diego State University 

February 2017

PROFESSIONAL
 
JAYCOB MEGNA, Ice Hockey, San Diego Gulls—Megna had 3 goals and 6 assists for 9 points in the month with a plus-14 rating in 12 games. Megna has already set career highs in goals (5), assists (19) and points (24) this season. He leads the entire AHL with a plus-29 rating as the Gulls went 10-2.
 

January 2017

PROFESSIONAL
 
LEVINE TOILOLO, Football, Atlanta Falcons, Helix High alumnus—Now in his fourth year in the NFL, Toilolo doesn’t run up a lot of stats but he is a key to the Falcons making the Super Bowl. A first-rate blocker, Toilolo had two critical catches against the Seahawks for 26 yards and one for 5 against the Packers. He also drew a pass interference penalty in the end zone eventually resulting in a TD.
 

2016 December

PROFESSIONAL
 
JOEY BOSA, Football, San Diego Chargers—It’s clear that the Chargers have found the defensive lineman of the future as the team’s No. 1 draft choice continued to harass opposing quarterbacks and running backs with increasing regularity. In the final five games he was credited with 19 tackles, 14 of them solo, and six quarterback sacks.
 

LEONARD, VANDEWEGHE, TOILOLO STARS OF THE MONTH

SAN DIEGO—(Feb. 2, 2017)—Behind Levine Toilolo’s contributions, the Atlanta Falcons marched into the 2017 Super Bowl. Coco Vandeweghe rolled into the Australian Open semifinals. Kawhi Leonard is now the unquestioned leader of the San Antonio Spurs, helping his club post the second best record in the NBA.
 
All three were honored as Professional Stars of the Month for January by the San Diego Hall of Champions.
 

CHILES’ RECORD TOPS DECEMBER STARS OF THE MONTH

SAN DIEGO—(Jan. 4, 2017)—Branko Segota was a legendary indoor soccer player who, upon his retirement in 1991, had scored 298 goals for the San Diego Sockers. It seemed to be a record that would never be surpassed.
 
Kraig Chiles, however, did just that when he booted his 299th in a Sockers uniform in a 10-6 win at Ontario, securing his name in the history books and earning professional Star of the Month honors for December.
 
He was joined by 15 other pro, amateur and high school standouts.
 

November 2016

PROFESSIONAL
 
JIMMIE JOHNSON, NASCAR, Auto Racing, Granite Hills alumnus—His seventh Sprint Cup Trophy moved Johnson into a tie with the greats of NASCAR racing—Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt Jr. He capped the season by winning at Homestead-Miami Speedway, taking the lead with just 10 laps remaining. Earlier in the month he collected a victory at Martinsville.
 

HAYWARD, JOHNSON, CAPPS, PEREZ STARS OF THE MONTH

SAN DIEGO—(DEC. 2, 2016)—Jimmie Johnson moved into elite company, Casey Hayward kept making huge plays, Ron Capps finally achieved a lifelong goal and Pat Perez won a golf title after having surgery just nine months ago. The four were among 16 athletes selected Stars of the Month for November by the San Diego Hall of Champions.
 
Johnson, the El Cajon native, moved into a tie with legendary drivers Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt when he captured his seventh Sprint Cup Trophy to top the professional honorees.
 

GORDON, JOHNSON, BRYANT STAND OUT AS OCTOBER STARS OF THE MONTH

SAN DIEGO—(Nov. 3, 2016)—San Diego Chargers running back Melvin Gordon, NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson and ex-USD All-American baseball player Kris Bryant were among 15 athletes selected Stars of the Month for October by the San Diego Hall of Champions.
 
Gordon, in his second year with the Chargers, gained 378 yards, including 111 against Denver, scoring four times. He also caught 17 passes for 158 yards and two more touchdowns in four games.
 

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