Chargers cancel fan event out of respect for Gwynn

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Rockies v Padres XSAN DIEGO – San Diego Chargers canceled an event designed to thank fans Monday out of respect for the passing of Padres legend Tony Gwynn.

“I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Tony Gwynn. We all lost someone very special today,” Chargers President Dean Spanos said in a news release. “This is a tremendous loss. I extend my deepest condolences to Alicia and the entire Gwynn family.”

The Chargers had planned to surprise fans across the county Monday by making unexpected appearances for “Thank you San Diego Day.” Last year, team members made appearances at the San Diego Zoo and Mission Beach.