Help Support the Manzo Chavez Family

Jonathan's father is the sole provider to his family and they cannot afford health insurance, so any support you can provide is very much appreciated.

Financial Support & Donations can be made electronically via a special PayPal Account set-up for the Chavez Family, or checks can be sent in the name of "Jonathan Manzo Chavez Memorial Trust" (Acct # 376000010) to the
United Labor Bank at 2550 N. First Street, Suite 102, San Jose, CA 95131, and can also be mailed to the Santa Clara Sporting office at 282 Brokaw Road, Santa Clara Ca 95050.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

7:02 - The Chavez Family and Sporting FC Team 98

To the Chaves Family, Coach Brasil and Sporting FC 98 Team:

At 7:02 that Sunday morning, the same morning that I received that devastating news from Norcal, I couldn't fathom nor would want my players to play that day. I didn't want them to play because through everything that I have done as a coach, I felt devastated with that news, but, moreso for the Chavez Family, Coach Brasil, Sporting FC 98 players, and their parents. Simply, there are no words to express the sorrow we felt that Sunday because there is nothing, nothing, nothing as painful as losing a friend, a teammate, a dedicated player, a nephew, a brother and most of all, a son.

We, the Bay Oaks U10B Road Runners 98 and the entire Bay Oaks Soccer Club Organization, are deeply saddened to hear about the death of Jonathan. We know how difficult this must be for each of you. You will continually be in our thoughts and in our prayers. As we step in to the field to play on Sunday, we will remember Jonathan - #8 on each players forearm, green and white ribbons on our jerseys, and for our younger girl teams, green and white ribbons for their pony tails.

"When those we love have left this earth, we still can feel them near. We'll see a picture, hear a song, and it's just like they are here. And when we call upon our faith, when we believe and trust, we know the ones we care about are always close to us." -Constance Parker Graham

With our deepest sympathy,

Amado Lozano
Head Coach
U10B Bay Oaks Roadrunners 98

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