How did you become a Quakes fan?
Tony: I became a Quakes fan in 1976 (I was 6 years old at the time) which is the first year my Dad and I got season tickets. We have been season ticket holders ever since. I fell in love with the club instantly. They were my heroes. Nothing else mattered growing up.
Since you are such a big Quakes fan, what does this honor from the club really mean to you?
Tony: It's more emotional than I thought it would be. When I look back to when I was 6 years old I never thought that this club would mean so much to me throughout my entire life. I spent so many years with an amazing group of people to try and save the Quakes, so to be honored by the club I love and have fought for is incredibly special. It is a moment I will cherish for the rest of my life.
Do you have a favorite Quakes memory?
Tony: There are so many memories I could mention, but there is nothing that tops the Quakes' comeback OT win against the Galaxy during the 2003 playoffs. That was truly the craziest game I have ever witnessed.
Is Wondo your favorite player?
Tony: In modern times...Yes, Wondo is my absolute favorite alongside Shea Salinas. In the old days, my idol was goalkeeper Mike Hewitt.
What would you like to say to all the Quakes fans out there?
Tony: NEVER GIVE UP!!!