The night Gabe, Joe, Daniel and I decided to have a 'staff bonding' dinner, we found ourselves indulging in sampler platters, sodas and burgers at Seau's Restaurant in Mission Valley after a long day at work. Winding down with some good laughs was just what we needed. Little did we know that we would have the pleasure to meet San Diego's own sports icon....Junior Seau. I can't remember a time seeing the boys so excited!
Hearing about the recent loss of the famous linebacker was a tragedy to sports fans, loyal Charger fans across the country and the community of San Diego, whom he made so very proud. Waking up Thursday morning and seeing his picture on the cover of the San Diego Union Tribune made the reports that much more real. It is an incredible loss.
Junior instantly graced us with the most polite mannerism not seen too often. He did not hesitate to pull a seat up at our table and talk to us about work and expressed interest in the work we did with the youth here at SDAIHYC. His optimism, firm handshakes, constant smile and words of advice along with his random jokes is a memory of Junior we are all blessed to have and will never forget.
On behalf of everyone here at the SDAIHYC, we want to send out our deepest condolences to Luisa Seau and the entire Seau family. Our prayers are with you always.