In his honor, the Ruben Mendoza Memorial Committee is raising money for a statue to commemorate his contributions to the growth of the game in Granite City and the metro East. The fundraising efforts will begin Saturday, Dec. 2, with a trivia contest. Participants can reserve a table at a cost of $160 for eight players, and the committee is looking for round sponsors to be honored that evening as well. Donations can be made payable to GCACF and mailed to the Mendoza Memorial, P.O. Box 603, Edwardsville, IL 62025.
For more information, call or text Domingo Valencia at (618) 604-9005.
This report came via Advantage News, check out their story on the Mendoza Kick and more on his contributions to the game. Their report on the Fiftieth Anniversary celebration at Granite City is also worth checking out. Fans of Granite City Soccer should also check out the Facebook Public Group.