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Jerry Coleman memorial service

SAN DIEGO - On behalf of the Coleman family, the San Diego Padres today announced a free, public memorial service for Jerry Coleman will be held on Saturday, January 18 at 10:30 a.m. at Petco Park. Gates will open at 9:30 a.m. Fans may enter through the East Village gate on 10th Ave. or the Park Boulevard gate on Park Blvd.

The event will celebrate Coleman's extraordinary life, and will feature special guests from throughout his lifetime. 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. 

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