Sammy Hagar served as the Honorary Grand Marshal of the 2013 Fontana Days Parade in Fontana, California on Saturday, riding with his family members on a float in the Fontana Days Parade and then enjoying a celebration at the festival at Veterans Park. In addition, he was presented with several gifts, including a sign indicating that he now has a street named after him in Fontana: Hagar Way. Check out video footage below.
Born and raised in Fontana, California, Hagar has gone on to become a Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer, #1 New York Times best-selling author, philanthropist and entrepreneur, known to the world simply as the Red Rocker. Hagar‘s participation brings extra excitement to a day that also includes a world class carnival zone and the 58th annual Fontana Days Run And Fitness Expo.
“It’s an honor,” said Hagar about his return to Fontana and being asked to serve as Grand Marshal for the Centennial. “Something about your hometown never leaves you.”
Mayor Acquanetta Warren said of Hagar: “His unequaled ability to entertain and thrill audiences as well as his unstoppable entrepreneurial spark, are rivaled only by his devotion to philanthropy and giving as he hosts several charity events each year benefitting local organizations all around the country. His work ethic, determination and innovative spirit speak highly of his character and his deep Fontana roots.”