Memories Begin Here Week 1 Winner!

General | Sep 1st, 2010

Modell’s would like to congratulate Luz L. of Philadelphia, PA for being voted the week one winner of the Memories Begin Here contest on Facebook! Luz has won a $500 Modell’s gift card, and has designated another $500 Modell’s gift card to be given to the Fox Rok Athletic Association’s football program.

Luz entered the contest for her son, who wanted to share his story about  one of his Fox Rok teammates. Luz, as well as her son, Fox Roks Football Coach Mike, and Modell’s Community Ambassador Derrick Morgan were in attendance for the presentation. Below, please find a few photos from the presentation, as well as Luz’s entry:

On Sunday, 8/8/10, John Toribio, 14 years old, passed away as a result of drowning. He LOVED football, & on his facebook page read the following in his “about me”: “I Rap Im A Cool Kid Unless Yuh Get Me Tight ..I Love Wilson(my Football)I pLAyFor Fox Roks TeaM The Raivens. mY mOttO iS bE BEtter Than Good enOugH aND JuSt dO iT.fINALY mY fAV rAPPER iS DrizZY dRAKE or TyGa CNt NamE a SoNG i Dnt kNO OR iNFo BoUtEm” … My son was his teammate on the FoxRok Football team in NE Philadelphia, PA & he’s too young to submit an entry so asked me to. He was helping him w/his position the last Thursday he saw him & talks about how dedicated he was to the sport of football. In memory of this young football player I would love for your company to donate something in John’s honor. His facebook page is: http://www.facebook.com/JayFre sh53#!/JayFresh53?v=wall. The story re: his death can be found at: http://www.philly.com/philly/n ews/breaking/20100809_Phila__t een_drowns_at_Shore_campground .html

The Modell’s team would like to extend their condolences to the Toribio family, Fox Roks, and the community.

Visit the Modell’s Facebook Page , SportsMemory tab, from now through November 4, 2010 to enter for a chance to win! One winner will be voted on each week until the end of the promotion period.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to Modell’s Sporting Goods and not to Facebook. Unless you have chosen to receive more information, the information you provide will only be used for this contest.