Faulconer Encourages San Diegans to Wear Padres Gear on Thursday to Honor Tony Gwynn

Mayor asks City employees and others to honor #19 on the 19th

San Diego - Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer is encouraging City employees and all San Diegans to wear Padres paraphernalia on Thursday, June 19, as a tribute to baseball legend Tony Gwynn, who wore #19 during his playing career.

"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.

Faulconer also encourages employers throughout San Diego to do likewise in honor of Gwynn, who passed away Monday after a long battle with cancer.

"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 tomorrow 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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