Note From The Editor #1: School may be out for the summer, but football, on all levels, is definitely back in. We bring you our coverage of the final East Side Football Speed Camp for Boys & Girls that took place on June 28th at the Obregon County Recreational Center. Camp Co-Director, Mike Aguilar, his Co-Director, Gus Ruiz, their twenty member volunteer coaching staff, and a strongly committed parent group, did a remarkable job these past four months by offering 15 FREE, weekly, two-hour, Sunday morning camps to our community’s youth, ages 6-14. It was truly a first-class effort in providing a great learning and sports activity for our youngest athletes to benefit from. In responding to Coach Aguilar’s request for our coverage, we felt that it would be another “win-win” event for both of our programs. In addition, I requested the assistance and participation of Bishop Amat players, Andrew Vasquez, Senior/Defensive End, and his cousin, Aaron Maldonado, Sophomore/Nose Guard, to come out and share with the kids some of their techniques that have made them so successful at their school.
More than 60 players were regular attendees at the Speed Camp which featured multiple station drills, 7 on 7 competitions with Pop Warner teams from Bell Gardens and Covina, guest speaking appearances by Garfield High’s Head Coach Lorenzo Hernandez and USC Athletic Department’s Jason Thornberry, and last, but not least, showing their leadership by example, the two cousins Vasquez/Maldonado. East L.A. Sports Scene.Com was very proud to be a part of this Special and Final day of the East Side Football Speed Camp. We enjoyed producing and bringing to all of our viewers, a most positive and impactful event for our community’s youth, their Coaches, and their parents. In rounding out our story, a special recognition must go out to Lucy De La O, the Camp’s Youth & Volunteer Development Director, for organizing the weekly fresh fruit and water donations, as well as initiating the idea for parents, players, and coaches to donate any used cleats for those campers who were in need.
Note From The Editor #2: Our production is once again a combination of a comprehensive photo gallery, as shot by Anthony Ramirez, (a parent and coach) plus Erik Sarni’s great video work, which captured most of the day’s camp activities and interviews with Camp Co-Director, Mike Aguilar, Bishop Amat players, Andrew Vasquez, (his dad, Eddie Vasquez), and Aaron Maldonado, his cousin. Also interviewed were volunteer camp coach, Dmitri Mata, former East L.A. Bobcat, now a current football and basketball player at Maranatha HS, Pasadena, and camper, Jason Saavedra, East L.A Bulldogs. Sit back, relax, and enjoy our presentation. Football is here again!! The countdown to the season-opening kick-off is less than 60 days away. Get Ready East L.A. & Beyond!! Rico Cabrera, Sr./Editor, EastLASportsScene.Com
Credits: Photo Gallery, Anthony Ramirez Photography Email: AnthonyRamirezone@att.com; Erik Sarni, All Video Footage and Interviews, EastLASportsScene.Com
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