Monday, May 07, 2012

Public Invited to Celebrate The Life Of Junior Seau

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Last week's news of Junior Seau's suicide hit San Diegans and fans worldwide in the gut. People really want to make sense of the circumstances, but whatever they are, his death is no less tragic because it was by his own hand. I find many public statements about mental illness, depression, and PTSD to be quite offensive and no matter how revered, successful, or happy someone may seem, you can never know what darkness people find unbearable and enough to break. Anyway, I thought I'd post this information in case you hadn't heard that there will be a public celebration of Junior Seau's life and contributions to our city.
Chargers host a celebration of life honoring Junior Seau on May 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Qualcomm Stadium.
The San Diego Chargers will host a Celebration of Life in honor of Chargers linebacker and San Diego community icon Junior Seau on Friday, May 11 at 6:30 pm at Qualcomm Stadium. The ceremony is open to the public and parking and admission are free. The Celebration of Life will allow San Diegans to join in a community-wide tribute to their native son who passed away on Wednesday, May 2. Special guest speakers will share stories and memories of the positive impact Seau made on them and countless others.
The parking lot at Qualcomm Stadium will open at 2 pm and the stadium gates will open at 4:30 pm. There is no reserve seating and a large crowd is expected, so fans are urged to arrive early and carpool or take the Trolley.
Donations in Junior’s honor can be made to the Junior Seau Foundation and mailed to the Junior Seau Foundation, 5275 Market Street, Suite B, San Diego, CA 92114. Donations also can be made online at

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