San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer is encouraging city employees and all San Diegans to wear Padres gear Thursday as a tribute to baseball legend Tony Gwynn, who died of cancer Monday at age 54.
“Tony Gwynn is a true San Diego icon,” Faulconer said. “As San Diegans continue to mourn the loss of a Hall of Famer on and off the field, I encourage all of San Diego to pay tribute to Number 19 on the 19th”
Faulconer issued a citywide notice asking all city employees to wear Tony Gwynn gear, Padres attire or anything with a team logo or colors, as appropriate, to the workplace.
“The outpouring of support and love we have seen for Tony and the Gwynn family over the past several days has been overwhelming,” said Padres President and CEO Mike Dee. “We’d like to thank the mayor and all those who participate (Thursday) for this great gesture of support. The way San Diegans have come together to mourn, remember and pay tribute is a testament to the profound impact Tony had on this community.”
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Jan. 28, 2010 -- Jeff Moorad, CEO and lead owner of the San Diego Padres, speaks to students at California State University, San Marcos.