POWAY, Calif. – The construction for the statue of San Diego baseball legend Tony Gwynn is underway in Poway.
Poway Mayor Steve Vaus told FOX 5 crews are working non-stop to have the statue up by Gwynn's birthday – May 9. Artists have been working on sculpting the 10-foot bronze statue since last summer's groundbreaking at the Lake Poway Ballfield.
The project was paid for completely by individual private donations - no tax dollars, Vaus added.
“The world knew him as a legendary ballplayer, but we knew him as friend, neighbor, family man and community contributor. He was Poway’s hometown hero,” Vaus said during the groundbreaking.