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Poway Breaks Ground on Tony Gwynn Memorial

The Gwynn family took part in the groundbreaking ceremony at the Lake Poway ballfield



    City leaders and members of the family of Tony Gwynn took part in the ceremony on Monday, July 11, 2016. (Published Monday, July 11, 2016)

    On Monday, the City of Poway celebrated their most famous citizen with the groundbreaking ceremony for a memorial statue.

    A bronze piece to be designed by Texas artist Seth Vandable will honor the late baseball legend Tony Gwynn. 

    Gwynn's widow, Alicia Gwynn, thanked city leaders for the honor for her late husband and their family.

    She also thanked the citizens of Poway for respecting her husband's space and allowing him to be a neighbor.

    Gwynn Family Thanks Poway

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    Alicia Gwynn, the widow of baseball icon and 'Mr. Padre' Tony Gwynn, spoke to the resident of Poway and thanked them for letting her late husband be a father and husband while living in their city. (Published Monday, July 11, 2016)

    The memorial is expected to be completed by early 2017.