Gene Locklear Celebrity Golf Tournament for the Training Center with Jim Tolbert, Garry Templeton, and Bob Chandler

The Gene Locklear Celebrity Golf Tournament supporting the Training Center had some of the greats in San Diego sports history playing in support of the Training Center. Jim Tolbert, Garry Templeton, and Bob Chandler sit down with Richard to discuss their careers and San Diego sports history.

Richard also talks with Dan Biggs, Gene Locklear and Dennis Martinez about the Training Center and the work they do. Accommodating 50 men at a time, the Training Center helps men with substance abuse and transitions them from prison providing them with life skills to prepare them to be re-introduced into society. This year 140 golfer participated in the event raising money for the Training Center through the golf tournament, auction and silent auction.

Dan Biggs
Dan Biggs, Development Director of the Training Center explains the purpose of the center and the incredible support the tournament brings to the Training Center.

Dan Biggs Interview

Gene Locklear
Gene Locklear is a full-blooded member of the Lumbee Indian Nation. Playing baseball and creating art has been his passions since he was a child. Gene played 10 years in the major leagues for the Cincinnati Reds, San Diego Padres, and the New York Yankees. After baseball Gene concentrated on his art. He is one of the founding sponsors of the Celebrity Golf tournament for the Training Center.

Gene Locklear Interview

Dennis Martinez
Dennis Martinez founded Training Center. A former professional skateboarder who knows personally about the problems with substance abuse he founded the Training Center to help men overcome their addictions as he has. He talks candidly with Richard about his journey and the great work the Training Academy is doing.

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Dennis Martinez Interview

Jim Tolbert
Jim Tolbert is a former San Diego Charger. Playing with the team from 1966 to 1973. Jim talks about San Diego football and sports in San Diego.

Jim Tolbert Interview

Garry Templeton
San Diego Padres Hall of Famer Garry Templeton probably needs no introduction. He’s the Padres only Silver Slugger at shortstop, and he still owns the best fielding percentage (.965) in franchise history at the position. He was both an All-Star and the team MVP in 1985. Templeton stands second only to Tony Gwynn among club leaders in games played (1,286), at-bats (4,512), hits (1,135) and doubles (195). He was a Silver Slugger when the team reached its first postseason — and World Series — in 1984, and a .324 hitter during that playoff run.

Richard and Garry discuss Padres baseball (Richard’s favorite subject), Garry’s career with the Padres and how the game has changed since the time when he played and what he thinks for Fernando Tatis Jr. who could be his competition as the best Padres shortstop.

Garry Templeton Interview

Bob Chandler
Long-time Padres announcer Bob Chandler goes into detail about the early days of the Padres, how Ray Kroc kept baseball in San Diego and the changes in the game. With lots of stories of his time with Jerry Coleman, Bob explains what it was like in the early days of Padres baseball. In his new book “Tales From the San Diego Padres Dugout” Bob shares his memories of the team.

Bob Chandler Interview

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