January 28, 2020 /Sports News – National Mural dedicated to Kobe Bryant, his daughter appears in Los Angeles FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailKABC-TV(LOS ANGELES) — Los Angeles has a new mural to honor basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, who died with seven others in a helicopter crash on Sunday.As tributes and memorials pour in from all over the world for the former Los Angeles Lakers star, a mural dedicated to the father and daughter has already gone up in the Mid-City neighborhood of Los Angeles, according to ABC News station KGO-TV.Bryant, 41, and his daughter were painted less than 24-hours after their deaths. The mural shows them smiling cheek-to-cheek with black script over a white ribbon that reads, “Kobe & Gigi Forever. Daddy’s Girl.”Bryant and those who died in the crash were flying from Orange County, where Bryant has a home in Newport Park, to the Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, where Bryant hosted basketball clinics. Bryant’s daughter’s basketball team was scheduled to play in the Mamba Cup, a youth basketball tournament that’s named after Bryant’s moniker.Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti described Bryant in a statement as a “giant who inspired, amazed and thrilled people everywhere with his incomparable skill on the court — and awed us with his intellect and humility as father, husband, creative genius and ambassador for the game he loved.”“He will live forever in the heart of Los Angeles, and will be remembered through the ages as one of our greatest heroes,” Garcetti said. “This is a moment that leaves us struggling to find words that express the magnitude of shock and sorrow we are all feeling right now, and I am keeping Kobe’s entire family in my prayers at this time of unimaginable grief.”Other victims killed in the crash included John Altobelli, a local college baseball coach, as well as his wife, Kerri Altobelli, and his daughter, Alyssa Altobelli. Christina Mauser, an assistant girls basketball coach for a private school in Orange County, was also killed in the crash, her husband confirmed on Facebook.Two other people aboard the doomed flight were identified as Sarah and Peyton Chester, ABC News has confirmed.The identity of the one other victim, the pilot, remains unconfirmed.Bryant is survived by his wife Vanessa, and three daughters, Natalia, Bianca and Capri. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written by Beau Lund
Share LocalNews Friendship Crew brings New Year cheers to the children of Dubique by: – January 4, 2012 Friendship Crew members Oliver St. John addressing the gathering.Still in the spirit of Christmas which is marked by universal giving and sharing, members of the Friendship Crew converged on the southern community of Dubique on Sunday January 1st, 2012 for a very memorable activity at the start of the New Year – 2012.At that activity approximately 40 children (mostly between the ages of 3 to 10 years old) of Dubique were served refreshments and snacks and presented with toys and items of shoes and clothing.The activity was described by leader of the group, Mr. Ronald Charles as a sign of the group’s interest in going out beyond themselves and reaching out to the community, particular the disadvantaged ones. It was a sign of their firm belief in the practice of Christianity. Member of Friendship Crew with children of DubiqueThe villagers of Dubique were very welcoming and displayed great appreciation for the generosity of the group.The Friendship Crew would like to place on record its deep appreciation to the following business interests who partnered with them to make the activity the success that it was. These include Francis Enterprises, Fine Foods Inc., Popeye Ice Cream, Thomas and Archibold Security and of course the members themselves who provided out of their own resources. This is the second of such presentations that group has been involved with during the Christmas Season. On Saturday December 17th 2012, the group presented a Food Hamper (more like a Truck Hamper) to the Delices-based “House of Hope” fraternity.By: Ronald CharlesChairman, Friendship Crew Share Share Tweet 20 Views one comment Sharing is caring!
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