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Poway Announces Dedication Ceremony for the Tony Gwynn Memorial
April 18, 2017

 Just over a year after fundraising efforts began, the City of Poway announced plans for the dedication of the Tony Gwynn Memorial statue and  See more

BENEFITING: City of Poway

EVENT DATE: Apr 01, 2016

Tony Gwynn Memorial

THE STORY:

Tony Gwynn,  #19, was and will always be, Mr. Padre - and rightly so. In his two decades with the team he won fifteen batting titles; he was elected to the All Star team fifteen times; he won five Gold Glove Awards; he was featured on a Wheaties box; and in 2002 he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Following his Major League Baseball career he coached baseball at his alma mater SDSU (where in his undergraduate years he was the only player in the Western Athletic Conference to be named All Conference in two sports - baseball and basketball.) 

And while celebrated for his incredible athletic ability, heart and outstanding work ethic, Tony was also adored as a parent, grandparent, friend, community contributor and Poway neighbor. Indeed, he loved Poway and the San Diego region so much he was that rare  professional player who refused to move to another city for more money.

No wonder the word that often comes to mind when describing Tony Gwynn is “character.”  And it was that attribute which led to three of his highest honors.

The Roberto Clemente Award is given to the player who best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement, and the individual's contribution to his team.  The Lou Gehrig Award goes to the player who makes exemplary contributions in both his community and philanthropy. The Branch Rickey Award is given to the player who exemplifies exceptional community service, or “service above self,” the motto of the Rotary Club International. Tony Gwynn was chosen for all three. To win any one of these awards is truly an honor. To be chosen for all three exhibits a definite pattern to one’s life, and speaks volumes about a man who did not speak volumes about himself.

As Powegians, we know Tony as a devoted family man, who dedicated his time and talent to the community. His loyalty and integrity were an inspiration to all.  He was the kind of person we all aspire to be.  With your help and contributions; It will be our honor to have Tony preserved in a bronze likeness, so that his legacy will live on in our community.

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To This Fundraiser

$190,324

MONEY RAISED
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  • Amy and Gary Farber

    $250

  • The Paur Family

    $250

  • Jim and Patrick Murray

    $250

  • Susan Halliday Fund of the JCC Foundation

    $300

  • Southwest Strategies

    $500

  • The Smith Folks family

     

  • Ted Reynolds

    $500

  • Willie Sakai, Lois Fong-Sakai and Katie Sakai

    $500

  • Poway Real Estate Professionals

    $500

  • Kenneth Inman & Mary Cushing –Inman & family

    $250

  • Bob and Lynn Beavers

    $50

  • The Rounsavell Family

     

  • Cox Communications

    $2,500

  • Kiwanis Club of Poway

    $250

  • Nilsen General Contracting

    $1,000

  • Pattie, Lauren and Jaclyn Jensen

    $250

  • Phillip & Shauna Schneider

    $500

  • Fahrnkopf family

    $250

  • Derrick A Sallee

    $250

  • Eric Sturhann

    $50

  • Virginia Straeter

    $1,000

  • Richard and Jennifer Kalenka

     

  • Steve, Carol, Lindsay & Jacqui Davison

    $250

  • Anh Lu

     

  • Joan and Bill Ames

    $500

  • Peter and Katherine Livingston

    $15

  • Eldon and Karen Dunn

    $250

  • Duran & Pinney Family

    $250

  • The Horn Family

     

  • The Wirkus Famili

    $500

  • Jonas Campo

    $250

  • The County of San Diego

    $5,000

  • The Kimberly Family

    $250

  • Jane and Tim McCarthy

    $500

  • Chic, Jeannie, Christopher and Julie Hume - Crystal Gardens FLorist

    $250

  • Ralph, Sandy, Cooper, & Fancy Keanstrom

    $250

  • The San Diego Padres

    $10,000

  • The Matt Shope Family - Matt, Carrie, Charley, Jack and John

    $250

  • Carl and Parrish Glass

    $250

  • Dick and Pat Shope

    $250

  • The Petersen Family

    $250

  • Jagger and Kristi

    $250

  • David Graham

     

  • William, Susan, Samantha, & Emily Mullett

    $500

  • The McPartland Family

    $500

  • John Wismont

    $250

  • Symons Fire Protection

    $1,000

  • MK Signs and Banners

    $2,300

  • Steve & Sonya McMahon

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • John Boggs

    $2,500

  • Norm, Berda, Lindsey and Blake Taylor

    $250

  • Joe Stoker

     

  • Eric, Jennifer, DJ and Lauren Gilmore

    $250

  • The Franceschi Family

    $250

  • The Elkus Family

    $2,500

  • Uncle Funcle

     

  • Jessica Thompson

     

  • The Swint Family

    $250

  • CHARLEY, JACK & JOHN SHOPE

    $250

  • Jim Stieringer from La Mesa

    $50

  • The Hemmingson Family

    $250

  • Glenn LaRocque and Family

     

  • Jonathan & Christina Everett

     

  • Christopher Sessions

    $250

  • Hiram & Rosa M. Matos

    $250

  • The Sprengelmeyer Family

    $250

  • Bob Rodenas

    $251

  • KYLE CARRANZA

    $250

  • Ruth Hubert

    $250

  • Ralph & Gretchen Burger and Family

    $1,000

  • STEPHANIE MALADY & MIKE BURTON

    $500

  • MIKE SHAW FAMILY

    $1,000

  • David Wayne Hodgens

    $250

  • Scherff Family

    $250

  • tom waleska

    $250

  • Bill & Rita Rocco

    $250

  • The Buth Family

    $250

  • Rich and Jenny Kalenka

     

  • Winslow and Ramona Garnier

    $500

  • ANDY & SUSAN OISHEI

    $250

  • Howard and Jackie Groveman

    $250

  • Ray and Lisa Jessup

    $250

  • The Daley Family - Don, Ashley, Don IV, Baron & Charlie

    $500

  • Peitchel Family

    $250

  • Brian Jouan

    $250

  • Drew White

     

  • Richard & Aurea Reyes

    $300

  • Sammy J Purvis

    $500

  • McKibbin Family

    $250

  • Virgie Beverly

    $250

  • Dr. Jeff and Mary Gray

    $2,500

  • Brayden & Camden Nguyen

    $250

  • The Jackson family

    $500

  • AleSmith Brewing Company

    $2,500

  • Tina White

    $250

  • Poway Councilman Jim and Chris Cunningham

    $1,000

  • Barry Leonard

    $250

  • Wendy Kaserman

    $100

  • Gil and Mardelle McIntyre

    $250

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95% Raised of $200,000 Goal

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The Team: $190,324 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Tony Gwynn Memorial

Amount Raised

$183,309

 

92% Raised of $200,000 Goal

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Abeer Hage

Amount Raised

$1,250

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Michelle Zuest

Amount Raised

$1,000

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Jim Cunningham

Amount Raised

$1,000

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Jody Campillo

Amount Raised

$915

 

366% Raised of $250 Goal

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Bob Hinzman

Amount Raised

$500

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Tamara Maxwell

Amount Raised

$250

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Mark Gold

Amount Raised

$250

Donor Comments

Gil and Mardelle McIntyre

Gil and Mardelle McIntyre

DONATION: $250

2 hours ago

Wendy Kaserman

Wendy Kaserman

DONATION: $100

4 days ago

Barry Leonard

Barry Leonard

DONATION: $250

5 days ago

Poway Councilman Jim and Chris Cunningham

Poway Councilman Jim and Chris Cunningham

DONATION: $1,000

Thank You Tony Gwynn for Continuing the Legacy of Excellence in Poway 6 days ago

Tina White

Tina White

DONATION: $250

1 week ago

AleSmith Brewing Company

AleSmith Brewing Company

DONATION: $2,500

2 weeks ago

The Jackson family

The Jackson family

DONATION: $500

"Taconight Friends Forever" 3 weeks ago

Brayden & Camden Nguyen

Brayden & Camden Nguyen

DONATION: $250

3 weeks ago

Dr. Jeff and Mary Gray

Dr. Jeff and Mary Gray

DONATION: $2,500

Thanks for the Friendship :-) 3 weeks ago

Virgie Beverly

Virgie Beverly

DONATION: $250

In memory of my grandmother Virgie Beverly who was the first African American woman in San Diego County to have a dry cleaning school in the mid 70's. She loved Tony Gwynn and would listen to Padres baseball on her little transister radio as often as they played which was her favorite past time while fishing each Sunday. Grandma would rave about Tony and what an amazing player that he was, she was especially proud that he was a talented black baseball player who showed dignity and class. Grandma would often mention that she had seen him a few times while fishing and the smile that came to her face was priceless. Thank you Tony Gwynn for bringing a smile to my Grandma's face. 3 weeks ago