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Tony Gwynn Memorial Concert This Friday

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Please support a concert to raise money for a Tony Gwynn memorial statue in Poway.

Seattle Mariners v San Diego Padres Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images

The City of Poway has organized an event to support the funding of a statue to honor the memory of everyone's favorite Padre, Tony Gwynn. The design for the statue will be unveiled, and attendees will be treated to performances by many local artists including Poway mayor and Grammy Award-winning artist Steve Vaus, Richie McDonald of the country band Lonestar, former Padre Tim Flannery and his band, The Lunatic Fringe, Eve Selis, Glen Erath and Back to the Garden.

Mark Larson will emcee the event. Expected speakers include Trevor Hoffman, Mark Grant and Shawne Merriman.

Tickets are still available through powaycenter.com, with prices ranging from $28 to $75 if you use discount code "TGwynn19".

Tony Gwynn meant so much to the people of San Diego, and he made Poway his permanent home. Most of us Padres fans remember him from his on-field excellence, but this memorial is intended to honor the great contributions he made to his community as a citizen, a father, and a supporter of children's athletics.

Please consider attending this event to help create a memorial for a truly memorable man.