López Memorial Tourney on Sept. 18

Menlo College is pleased to invite you to participate as a player, fan, friend and scholarship donor in the 2nd Annual Señor Carlos López Memorial Soccer Tournament, Saturday, September 18, held on the Wunderlich Soccer Field. Check-in 11:00am Tournament Noon – 1:30pm Russell Center Reception & Awards 2:00pm – 4:00pm. Registration will be done online and is $12 per person. Donations are also being accepted through the Paypal registration link. Please honor his memory today with a personal gift.

(photo:Andreas Strieve and John Rooke attended last year's tournament.)

Carlos López, President, professor and coach, who passed away in March, 2009, was a major inspiration for Menlo College soccer for over 45 years. The soccer alumni have initiated this annual soccer tournament and reunion to honor his leadership and impact on their lives, specifically by raising funds to support the Carlos López Endowed Scholarship. The international alumni planning committee includes Karl Buder '66, Victor Rico Gutierrez '09, Carl Aruero Hague '93, Alex Parr '82, Daniel Regas '89, John Rooke '88, Rob Sluis '84 and Enrique Ybarra-Valdenebro '91. Proceeds from this alumni-sponsored event will benefit the Carlos López Endowed Scholarship Fund. Donations are 100% tax deductible.

Victor Rico Gutierrez '09 is an enthusiastic supporter of both soccer and Menlo College. Many of his classmates and friends have been contacted by him over the past month. Born in Chihuahua, Mexico, Vic now works in Santa Clara, CA for the San Jose Earthquakes as the Hispanic Market Coordinator. Victor is very thankful for the knowledge and experience provided by Menlo College staff, faculty and fellow classmates.

“My four year tenure at Menlo is something that has shaped me to become a professional in the industry that I am most passionate about! I will always remember with joy the experiences shared while at Menlo and look forward to taking an active role in alumni events. My advice to the international students who are currently attending Menlo (or who are thinking of joining this great School of Business in Silicon Valley) is to follow your passion and stay motivated. Hard work will always be acknowledged and rewarded!”

View Photos of this year's tournament on Facebook