Uploaded on Jan 29, 2012
Edwin Martinez, a Richmond High School graduate and a player on the legendary Oilers soccer team, was tragically killed in a drive by shooting while on his way to his college class. Police could not establish any motive and believe this senseless act to be a case of mistaken identity. Edwin was only 22 years old.
A friendly match between two high school soccer powerhouses, the Richmond HS Oilers and the De La Salle HS Spartans, was dedicated to Edwin's memory on Saturday January 28, 2012. The opening ceremony brought tears to fans on both sides of the pitch.
The ceremony was a powerful reminder that while these talented young players might be adversaries in a particular match, they are in fact brothers in their dedication to and love of the beautiful game.
RIP Edwin Martinez.
The Martinez family can use any help to cover the financial costs associated with their tremendous loss. Any contribution, in any amount, is welcome and can be sent to the Richmond HS head coach:
Rene Siles (c/o RHS Soccer/ Edwin)
6101 Rose Arbor Avenue
San Pablo, CA 94806.
Please make any checks payable to 'Jenny Martinez'."