CARSON, California – Professional team La Universe selected their “Hero from the Game” from amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), recognizing the Sailor man in a game from the Columbus Crew, Sept. 3, during La Fleet Week.
Yeoman second Class John Leyva, a La native, was selected through the LA Universe Foundation as Hero from the Game. The Hero from the Game is really a service member, a officer or perhaps a fighter and it is asked to the field and shown on the scoreboard throughout the playing from the national anthem.
“I really feel proud,” stated Minerva Leyva, John Leyva’s mother. “Even though I trained him to become strong, they know he’s my hero.”
Hero from the Game is chosen from your online application and routed with the LA Universe Foundation. Each application is recognized as, according to significant tales or degree of persistence for they.
“The program is to establish to provide heroes the Very important personel treatment they deserve,” stated Celeste Soto, LA Universe Foundation manager. “It was very apparent of his persistence for his country and our team. To locate where individuals two worlds meet is way beyond what we should end up finding.”
Leyva is a fan from the team since 1996, once the league began, and that he got season passes to visit the games whenever he’d the possibility.
“I’m ecstatic,” stated Leyva. “It’s certainly one of individuals moments when you are becoming an adult and also you view it on television, and today it’s happening in my experience.”
Fleet week provides the public an chance to tour ships, meet Mariners, Marines, and people from the Coast Guard and obtain a better knowledge of the way the ocean services offer the national defense from the U . s . States and freedom from the seas.