MoutainStar Sports Group To Donate $150,000 To Victims Of Saturday’s Terrorist Attack
After the terrorist attack at the Cielo Vista Walmart last Saturday, a number of El Paso businesses and organizations have made large donations to charities on behalf of the victims and their families.
The MountainStar Sports Group Foundation, the El Paso Chihuahuas Foundation, the El Paso Locomotive FC Foundation, the Foster Family Foundation, and Hunt Family Foundation announced they will contribute a total of $150,000 to two victims’ relief funds.
MountainStar Sports Group CEO and co-owner Josh Hunt said they are want to help support the families affected by the terrorist attack. Hunt went on to say that they are "thankful for first responders for ensuring the safety of our community and the medical staff that have given countless hours to those who remain hospitalized because of this tragedy.”
During their homestand this weekend, the Chihuahuas will will wear their black road jerseys featuring the “El Paso” script and black “EP” cap in a sign of solidarity with the community.
The Chihuahuas and Locomotive will also wear an “ELPASOSTRONG” patch on their jerseys for the remainder of the 2019 season.
In addition to the donations from the Fosters and Hunts, Locomotive players, led by midfielder Sabastian Velasquez, have raised more than $20,000 to support EP Fusion FC. The youth soccer team was directly affected by Saturday’s tragedy. Velasquez and other El Paso Locomotive players started a Twitter campaign to help in the fundraising efforts.
The Chihuahuas parent team, the San Diego Padres are also showing their support for El Paso. They will sign caps worn during batting practice this week and they will be auctioned off by the Chihuahuas. The money raised will go to the El Paso Victims Relief Fund.
For more information on how to contribute to victims’ relief efforts, go to the Paso del Norte Community Fund website.