The Padres have planned a free, public memorial service to honor former General Manager Kevin Towers, who passed away recently after a battle with thyroid cancer.
K.T., the architect of four Padres division championships, will be honored with a Celebration of Life on Sunday, Feb. 25, at Petco Park. Fans can enter the Home Plate Gate starting at noon. The service begins at 1 p.m.
Free parking will be available at Tailgate Park and the Padres Parkade.
Towers was the GM of the Padres from 1995 through 2009 and put together the teams that made 80 percent of the franchise's post-season appearances, including a spot in the 1998 World Series.