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A big THANK YOU to those of you that have completed the donor forms and sent them in. There is still time to get your form in.
January 20, 2017

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

$172,613

MONEY RAISED
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  • Poway Padre/Coach Tony Fan

    $25

  • Poway Padre Parent

    $20

  • Tony Rubino

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Trent Lewis

    $35

  • The Sharp Family

    $25

  • The Bumpers Family

    $50

  • Moon Family

    $30

  • Alexandra Brinneman & Family

    $30

  • STEPHEN BEAN / KAREN KAUFMAN

     

  • Caine Family

     

  • Peter Campo

    $100

  • The Bob Duffy Family

     

  • Coons Family

    $500

  • Jeff, Beckie & Jason Polson

    $50

  • Robert John Szawielenko

    $250

  • Aaron Meghan Szawielenko

    $250

  • Jeremy Bridgette Hodgert

    $250

  • Scott and Annette Godfrey

    $250

  • The Boore Family Foundation, at the San Diego Foundation

    $1,000

  • Lawrence and Estella Sheriff

    $250

  • Sandy & Billy Sheldon

    $250

  • Mark Larson Media Services, Inc

    $500

  • Knudsen Family

    $50

  • Maderas County Club

    $5,000

  • David and Erin Ruocco

    $250

  • Mark Howard & Family

    $250

  • Callahan's, San Diego Brewing Company and the Doxtader Family

    $250

  • Rob and Shirley Taylor

    $250

  • Bob & Laurie Hinzman

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jeffrey T. Wilson, Esq.

    $250

  • Michael on behalf of Stoneridge Country Club

    $5,000

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Dougie Fresh and Jules of the North

    $500

  • Glenn & Lynne Rossman

     

  • Property Services Plus

    $250

  • Gary and Teresa Livesay

    $250

  • Eric & Caroline Brewer and Family

    $250

  • The Hilliard Family

    $250

  • 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

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115% Raised of $150,000 Goal

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The Team: $172,613 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Tony Gwynn Memorial

Amount Raised

$166,848

 

111% Raised of $150,000 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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Jody Campillo

Amount Raised

$915

 

366% Raised of $250 Goal

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Tamara Maxwell

Amount Raised

$250

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Mark Gold

Amount Raised

$250

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Dan Singer

Amount Raised

$250

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Roger Willoughby

Amount Raised

$250

Donor Comments

CHARLEY, JACK & JOHN SHOPE

CHARLEY, JACK & JOHN SHOPE

DONATION: $250

3 weeks ago

The Swint Family

The Swint Family

DONATION: $250

1 month ago

Jessica Thompson

Jessica Thompson

Happy Birthday, BFF 1 month ago

Uncle Funcle

Uncle Funcle

1 month ago

The Elkus Family

The Elkus Family

DONATION: $2,500

One foot in front of the other... 1 month ago

The Franceschi Family

The Franceschi Family

DONATION: $250

2 months ago

Eric, Jennifer, DJ and Lauren Gilmore

Eric, Jennifer, DJ and Lauren Gilmore

DONATION: $250

2 months ago

Joe Stoker

Joe Stoker

2 months ago

Norm, Berda, Lindsey and Blake Taylor

Norm, Berda, Lindsey and Blake Taylor

DONATION: $250

Thanks for the memories, Tony! You made Poway and all of San Diego proud!! 2 months ago

John Boggs

John Boggs

DONATION: $2,500

2 months ago