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San Diego Chargers cancel plans to pay respect to Tony Gwynn


Jun 8, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; General view of Petco Park during the MLB game between the Washington Nationals and the San Diego Padres. The Nationals defeated the Padres 6-0. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

He represented the Padres, San Diego and Major League Baseball to the highest standard

The San Diego Chargers had planned to hold an event to thank San Diego today, but those plans were put on hold after the team found out about the passing of San Diego legend Tony Gwynn. The team cancelled that event and instead the team will be heading out to Petco Park to pay their respects to the great one at Tony Gwynn’s statue.

The team knows how much he meant to the community of San Diego. Tony is a legend. People will be mourning his passing all day.

Here were some thoughts from San Diego Chargers president Dean Spanos via the UT San Diego:

“I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Tony Gwynn,” Chargers President Dean Spanos said. “We all lost someone very special today. Tony was an icon and one of San Diego’s greatest sports legends. He was beloved by so many for his passion for life, his generosity and, of course, his laugh. I will always remember his laugh.

“He represented the Padres, San Diego and Major League Baseball to the highest standard. He impacted so many people, both on and off the field. This is a tremendous loss. I extend my deepest condolences to Alicia and the entire Gwynn family.”