8one8 honors a Local Champion
June 27, 2021 02:00 PM until June 27, 2021 04:00 PM
8one8 Honors a Local Champion
Join us on Sunday, June 27 at 2pm as 818 Brewing honors a local athlete from our very own backyard right here in Canoga Park; Rafael Garcia. Rafael, better known as “Rafa”, is recognized as a true champion on and off the field since his days as a star athlete at Canoga Park High School. He was blessed with an amazing talent but it was his outstanding work ethic and passion for the game of soccer that was matched by few. Rafa embodied what someone from the San Fernando Valley is all about by showcasing his hard work, grit, and toughness on the pitch and his relentless determination to achieve his professional dream. He chose an athletic scholarship to play locally for the CSUN Matadors over many other major universities and was a two time All-Big West conference honoree during his collegiate career. He helped lead his Matador squad to a 3-0 victory over nationally ranked UCLA his freshman year. Following his senior year, in which he was a first team all-conference selection, he was drafted professionally by the Los Angeles Galaxy where he earned himself a starting role and became a two time MLS Cup Champion. Rafa has earned his accolades on the field however in 2017 he was selected Humanitarian of the Year for his work off the field. Come take part in this special event as 818 Brewing honors this local champion from the SFV and pays tribute to Rafa’s outstanding career with a special jersey unveiling.