After years of indecision the city of Poway broke ground near the ball fields at Lake Poway where they plan to erect a 10 foot high statue of Tony Gwynn holding a fictitious child. The size of the footprint for the statue is rather large and makes me wish that they had made an enormous Gwynn statue straddling the lake like the Colossus of Rhodes. The statue was paid for in part by a charity concert that took place a few months ago. They hope to have it completed by Gwynn’s birthday on May 8th.
Laying the groundwork for Tony Gwynn Statue in Poway. pic.twitter.com/g8VMh5UZTf— Troy Hirsch (@troyhirschfox5) March 28, 2017
The city hopes to have the statue up in May in time for Tony’s birthday.— Troy Hirsch (@troyhirschfox5) March 28, 2017
The Tony Gwynn statue at Lake Poway ballfield will stand 10 ft. Gwynn waving to the crowd with one arm, while holding a child in the other. pic.twitter.com/Xa3Cct5BH9— Troy Hirsch (@troyhirschfox5) March 29, 2017
This will be the third Tony Gwynn Statue in San Diego if you count this one at the Waterfront Park: