Statement from Carryn Owens regarding throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at AT&T Park for the Giants home opener today in memory of her late husband, Senior Chief Petty Officer Navy Seal Willliam "Ryan" Owens
Senior Chief Petty Officer Navy Seal William "Ryan" Owens and his family, wife, Carryn, and children, Brooke, Luke and Taryn were close friends of former Giants pitcher Javier Lopez and his wife, Renee. In honor of Ryan, who was killed during a mission in Yemen in January, Carryn and their children, threw out today's ceremonial first pitch at the Giants home opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Through the Lopez family, Ryan became an avid Giants fan and friend to many Giants players during his regular visits to Spring Training.
"Having the opportunity to throw out the first pitch and honor Ryan was extremely special. Ryan was all about seizing an opportunity, and I know he would have wanted us to do this. Our children will never forget this day, and just as we were, Ryan, would have also been overwhelmed and grateful for the support expressed by so many people today."