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SAN DIEGO, CA October 20, 2009 Join author Joey Seymour in celebrating the launch of his new book San Diego’s Finest Athletes: Five Exceptional Lives on Thursday, November 5th. The launch party for the book, published by Sunbelt Publications of El Cajon,  will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the San Diego Hall of Champions.

The San Diego Hall of Champions is the nation’s largest multi-sport museum, boasting three levels of memorabilia and 70,000 square feet. It offers a state of the art theatre, an interactive media center, and fascinating displays on the nation’s favorite sports.

The launch party’s $15 entrance fee includes a signed copy of Seymour’s book San Diego’s Finest Athletes, which profiles five athletes from San Diego who each shattered barriers for future minority athletes, while accomplishing outstanding feats in their chosen sports. The talent, dedication, and spirit of Maureen Connolly (tennis), Charlie Powell (boxing and football), Greg Louganis (diving), Tiffany Chin (ice skating), and Adrian Gonzalez (baseball) make this book perfect for sports fans.

The event will feature sports-themed snacks and refreshments, and guests of the launch party are invited to tour the museum. The museum’s current exhibits include “A Tribute to Jeremy Lusk,” which celebrates the life and career of a freestyle motocross rider who passed away in competition, as well as football, baseball, surfing, and action sports exhibits.

Kids 18 and under get in free when accompanied by an adult. To purchase launch party tickets, please  visit

WHO: Joey Seymour
WHAT: Book Launch Party
WHEN: November 5, 2009 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
WHERE: San Diego Hall of Champions, Balboa Park, 2131 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101

TITLE: San Diego’s Finest Athletes
SPECIFICATIONS: 6 X 9, softcover, 208 pages
ISBN: 9780916251994 PRICE: $17.95

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