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Junior Seau Foundation Teams Up with Rady Children’s to Help Kids

$500,000 Gift to Support Urgent Care Center in Oceanside

San Diego – Aug. 5, 2015 – The Junior Seau Foundation announced today that it has pledged $500,000 to support pediatric urgent care in Junior Seau’s hometown of Oceanside, California. The Junior Seau Foundation Urgent Care Center will be located in the WebMD Pavilion at the Rady Children’s North Coastal Center urgent care building in Oceanside.

           “Junior Seau was dedicated to serving the children of his hometown San Diego. We are privileged to continue that legacy by advancing Rady Children’s mission to restore, sustain and enhance the health and developmental potential of children,” said Mike Kinkelaar, Executive Committee Director of the Junior Seau Foundation. “We are proud that this philanthropic investment will create a lasting legacy that honors the memory of Junior Seau, a remarkable athlete, our founder, and a man that loved our community.”

The Junior Seau Foundation made the pledge in honor of Seau’s upcoming induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  A dominant member of the San Diego Chargers defense for 13 years, Seau was selected to the Pro Bowl 12 times during his career in the National Football League. Just as important as his on-field accomplishments, however, was his deep and abiding commitment to the San Diego community.

“We are thrilled to have the support of a Foundation that, above all else, is dedicated to helping children,” said Dr. Donald Kearns, President and CEO of Rady Children’s Hospital San-Diego. “This gift serves to further foster the vision and legacy that Junior Seau had vigorously promoted for his hometown community.”

With this donation, the Junior Seau Foundation will have donated more than $5 million to benefit the children of San Diego.

The Junior Seau Foundation Urgent Care Center will be located inside the North Coastal Center at 3605 Vista Way in Oceanside, California.  The facility also houses Sanford Children’s Clinic and various other Rady Children’s services, including developmental services, outpatient psychiatry, and child abuse prevention and treatment provided by the Chadwick Center.

Media Contact:  Ben Metcalf |858.966.8579