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Padres to host Towers memorial service

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SAN DIEGO -- Petco Park will host a celebration of life for former Padres general manager Kevin Towers on Sunday, Feb. 25. The memorial service will be free and open to the public, with gates opening at noon PT.

Towers, who spent 27 seasons in the Padres' organization, passed away last month after battling a rare form of thyroid cancer. He was 56.

SAN DIEGO -- Petco Park will host a celebration of life for former Padres general manager Kevin Towers on Sunday, Feb. 25. The memorial service will be free and open to the public, with gates opening at noon PT.

Towers, who spent 27 seasons in the Padres' organization, passed away last month after battling a rare form of thyroid cancer. He was 56.

Towers served as Padres general manager from 1995-2009 after spending eight seasons as a Minor League pitcher in the organization from 1982-89. He went on to become a scout and scouting director for San Diego.

Towers led the Padres to four National League West titles, including the 1998 NL pennant. After departing San Diego, Towers spent four seasons as D-backs GM, along with brief stints in the Yankees' and Reds' front offices.

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Fans can enter the memorial service through the home plate gate, with free parking available in the tailgate lot on Imperial Avenue and the garage on 10th and J street.

AJ Cassavell covers the Padres for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @ajcassavell.

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