The Vikings Step Up
July 2, 2014 • 88,084 views
Mountain View football player Tristan Ramirez recently lost his father, and it was his teammates that stepped up to help the family in a time of need.
When Tristan’s father, Eddie Ramirez, died just three days after being diagnosed with cancer, the Vikings football team, with its motto of “One Blood Football Family”, went into action. They organized a car wash this past Saturday to help the family with funeral costs.
“It was great to see the players’ and coaches’ families come together for the Ramirez family,” said Mountain View football coach Victor Ambruso. “Our players really impressed me when they came up with the idea and volunteered to run everything. It showed they take to heart our “One Blood” family mentality and have built that strong bond.”
Coach Ambruso also expressed his thanks to Pastor Gil and the New Hope Community Church in El Monte for hosting the car wash. Gratitude also went out to O’Reilly Auto Parts, Pep Boys, and Auto Zone for their generous donations.
“It was truly a community effort,” said Ambruso.