Congratulations to Marilu Garcia, who was nominated by her friend Elizabeth Ferriera. From Elizabeth:
Three years ago Marilu's brother Eddie Garcia passed away. He was a very important figure in the LES community. He created the Sol Lain basketball & baseball league to keep kids from following the wrong path, he helped people in the community and fought for them by visiting his local congress person to get them assistance with whatever issues they were having. Last year, 2012, they named the park after him, SOL LAIN PARK - EDWARD GARCIA FIELD (PS134).
If he was alive he would be my nominee, but I'm nominating his sister Marilu because she is continuing his work with the Sol Lain league even through her health struggles. She travels from the Bronx to Manhattan LES to help organize the games and once a year the LES Reunion/Eddie Memorial. She's an inspiration to us all. She deserves recognition.
For more on Sol Lain, click HERE.
For her nomination, Elizabeth will receive $100 from Associated Foods and a one year membership to UFC Gyms.