Angel’s Legacy Lives On…

IMG_2587Yesterday friends and family of a young Metro Explorer Angel Velasquez gathered for a memorial vigil honor his memory one year after he was tragically killed when struck by a vehicle on his motorcycle just one year ago.  The  Project 150 and the Project 150 Youth Council will be hosting a car wash today and a soccer tournament on Sunday to raise money for the Angel Velasquez Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Complete details are listed below in an official press release from Project 150.IMG_2602

 

 

PRESS RELEASE
Young Hero Taken Too Soon Is Remembered on
His 1st Year Memorial Anniversary
With a Scholarship Fundraiser Weekend in His Honor, August 1-3, 2014
The Project 150 Youth Council along with LVMPD Metro Explorers, Rush Soccer Club, and Riderz4Life will host a series of events during the Angel Velasquez’s Legacy Lives On Memorial Anniversary Weekend. Proceeds from the events will benefit the Project 150 Scholarship Program which awards college scholarships in Angel’s name. Angel Velasquez was a natural leader who lived with a purpose to serve and was tragically killed by a drunk driver, August 1, 2013. Angel was a member of the Project 150 Youth Council; Graduate of Las Vegas High School, Class of 2012; Played with Rush Soccer Club; Criminal Justice student at College of Southern Nevada; and proudly served as a LVMPD Explorer – a career field Angel was passionate about. In remembrance of Angel we will be having a memorial anniversary weekend filled with events to help His legacy live on!

Event 1: Memorial Vigil
Friday, August 1, 2014 @ 7pm, Palm Cemetery 6701 N. Jones Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89131

Event 2: Memorial Car Wash
Saturday, August 2, 2014 7am-5pm @ Aubuela’s Tacos, 4225 E. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89104

Event 3: Angel’s Memorial Soccer Tournament
Sunday, August 3, 2014, 8am @ Walnut Park, 3820 Cecile Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89115

ALL EVENTS ARE OPENED TO THE PUBLIC

Event Website: http://angelvelasquezliveson.webs.com or www.project150.org
Register to play in a fun soccer tournament or sponsor this great cause. http://www.project150.org/events/angels-legacy-lives-on-memorial-scholarship-fundraiser/

INTERVIEWS & MEDIA CONTACTS: Sabrina Roybal, Youth Council Advisor, 702-885-1924
Meli Pulido, Executive Director, Project 150,
702-326-2079, melipulido@project.org

Angel Memorial Weekend Flier Final
About Project 150:

Project 150 is a non-profit charitable organization founded in December 2011 by two Nevada Natives, Don Purdue and Patrick Spargur, both graduates of Clark High School, who heard of and helped 150 homeless students at Rancho High School. Since then, Project 150 provides food, clothing, school supplies, sports equipment, shoes, and other special requests to over 1,500 homeless, displaced, and disadvantaged high school students. In addition, Project 150 has a Youth Council Leadership Program which focuses in leadership training, mentoring, scholarship fundraising, and college, career, and workforce readiness. Project 150’s goal is to collaborate with schools and community organizations to maximize resources and allow students to focus in achieving graduation. Project 150 currently serves over 1,500 homeless, displaced, and disadvantaged students at 34 high schools in Southern Nevada and one in Reno. www.project150.org

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