ABOUT SALUTE TO THE CHAMPIONS
Salute to the Champions is San Diego's premier sports awards gala. The year's outstanding individual and team accomplishments are celebrated and all-time greats are inducted into the Breitbard Hall of Fame. Stars of the Month and Stars of the Year are recognized, as are individuals who have made significant contributions to San Diego's sports landscape. It is a longstanding tradition started by the Hall's founder, Bob Breitbard, of bringing San Diegans together to celebrate athletic excellence.
2018 Breitbard Hall of Fame
GARRY TEMPLETON affectionately nicknamed “Tempy” by San Diego Padres fans, came to the club in 1982 and was a stalwart at shortstop through 1991. He was a three-time All-Star and two-time Silver Slugger, finishing with 2,096 hits. He is a Padres Hall of Famer.
ROBBIE HAINES captured seven world sailing championships in four different classes. Robbie was the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games gold medalist in the soling class and the San Diego native is still active in local sailing.
CLAUDE GILBERT was the head coach at San Diego State from 1973 to 1980, winning three conference titles and finishing 10-1 in both 1976 and 1977. His Aztecs scored a program boosting 41-16 victory over Florida State, then ranked No. 16 in the nation, in 1977.
72nd ANNUAL SALUTE TO THE CHAMPIONS
February 1st, 2018 – 5:00p.m. – Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
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