The Padres announced today that a public memorial will be held for Jerry Coleman on Saturday January 18th, at 10:30am at Petco Park. The gates will open at 8:30, and fans will be able to enter through the East Village gate on 10th Ave., or the Park Boulevard gate on Park Blvd. There will be guests from all facets of Jerry’s past to help celebrate his extraordinary life.
The event is free, and free parking will be provided in three locations: two surface lots along Imperial Avenue (Parcel C lot and Tailgate lot) on the southeast side of Petco Park, and the Padres Parkade garage (10th Ave at J St).
For those who would like to make a donation in Jerry’s memory, the Coleman family suggests the Semper Fi Fund (www.semperfifund.org). The Semper Fi Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, was created by a group of Marine Corps spouses nine years ago to provide immediate financial assistance and lifetime support for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.
I’ll look forward to seeing you there as we remember and celebrate the life of a man who gave so much to all of us in so many different ways.