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Tucson Padres Unveil Opening Night Plans 

The Tucson Padres first home game is Friday, April 15th at 7:00 pm, and today the club announced details surrounding the Opening Night ceremonies. With Opening Night falling just three months after the tragic events of January 8th, the Tucson Padres will honor many people associated with the shooting. The following five people will throw ceremonial first pitches:

Colonel Bill Badger: Retired Army Colonel who helped tackle the shooter on January 8th

Daniel Hernandez: The intern who helped save the life of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords

Patricia Maisch: Tucson resident who helped contain the shooter after he was tackled

Roger Salzgeber: Tucson resident who helped tackle the shooter on January 8th

Joe Zamudio: Tucson resident who jumped on the shooter to contain him

The pregame ceremonies will also recognize the first responders who were called to the scene of the shooting, including Northwest Fire Department, Pima County Sheriff

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