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Valley community gathers for tournament in honor of Caleb Ramirez

Valley community gathers for tournament in honor of Caleb Ramirez
1 month 2 weeks 3 days ago Sunday, May 26 2024 May 26, 2024 May 26, 2024 6:10 PM May 26, 2024 in News - Local

It's been one month since 8-year-old Caleb Ramirez was killed after being hit by a truck while riding his bike in Pharr.

The Pharr Police Department said they have passed the case to the Hidalgo County District Attorney's Office. It's unclear if charges will be filed.

Caleb's family wants their son to be remembered. They celebrated his life with a two-day football tournament in La Villa. It also served as a fundraiser for his family.

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Caleb's family doesn't want him to be remembered for how he died, instead for who he was. He loved football, a sport that will always be a big part of his family.

"On Sunday, when the NFL's on, we could be sitting for four games, and of course our favorite, [Dallas] Cowboys," Caleb's dad, Jose Ramirez said. "It's in our blood. My oldest pushed my middle one, my middle one pushed Caleb to get into it, and Caleb was kind of pushing my little one to do it."

Jennifer Garza is a family friend and wanted to find a way to honor Caleb's life.

"Our sons played together, we were team moms," Garza said. "I had to do something for my friend and her family, because I know they were hurting tremendously."

Garza organized a 7-on-7 football tournament, which also raised money for Caleb's family.

Over $5,000 total were raised from the tournament and Garza says they plan to hold the event annually.

Watch the video above for the full story.

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