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My next tattoo might be some kind of Pancho Billa theme.

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21 minutes ago, Just Joshin' said:

NFL Network just had a segment on him - very nice.

 

Cool. For those of us at work can anyone link it later?  I'd like to watch it.  

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57 minutes ago, Just Joshin' said:

NFL Network just had a segment on him - very nice.

was that on GMFB?

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As many have reported, Pancho asked that instead of flowers, backpacks be donated to children in need.  This request has now been facilitated by Del Reid and The Teacher's Desk organization.  

 

To give a gift in memory of Ezra “Pancho Billa” Castro, please select #PANCHOSPACK when you make your donation.

 

http://www.theteachersdesk.org/donate/  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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23 minutes ago, One Buffalo said:

As many have reported, Pancho asked that instead of flowers, backpacks be donated to children in need.  This request has now been facilitated by Del Reid and The Teacher's Desk organization.  

 

To give a gift in memory of Ezra “Pancho Billa” Castro, please select #PANCHOSPACK when you make your donation.

 

http://www.theteachersdesk.org/donate/  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think this is awesome! And I hate to be that guy.....but it’s always hard to tell what’s legit. I get a half dozen phone calls a day with nonsense. 

 

Thoughts? 

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2 minutes ago, Augie said:

 

I think this is awesome! And I hate to be that guy.....but it’s always hard to tell what’s legit. I get a half dozen phone calls a day with nonsense. 

 

Thoughts? 

 

Yeah I hear ya... Del Reid is legit as far as I know... also it was featured on the news, I would expect they checked it out first?  

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1 hour ago, Augie said:

 

I think this is awesome! And I hate to be that guy.....but it’s always hard to tell what’s legit. I get a half dozen phone calls a day with nonsense. 

 

Thoughts? 

It's a legit question.  Here is the website for the charity.   http://www.theteachersdesk.org/media/

 

Their track record and media coverage is pretty inspiring.  The video from the founder is really well done.  The support from various organizations like the WalMart Foundation made me crack open my wallet and you know how much of a cheap bastage I am...

 

  

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1 hour ago, Augie said:

 

I think this is awesome! And I hate to be that guy.....but it’s always hard to tell what’s legit. I get a half dozen phone calls a day with nonsense. 

 

Thoughts? 

Seems legit. 

 

Its right on channel 4’s website -

 

https://www.wivb.com/news/local-news/donations-for-backpacks-filled-with-school-supplies-being-accepted-in-pancho-billa-s-name/2004378102

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$39 to Panchos's pack. $1 for each year... it felt right.

 

I saw somewhere Pancho wanted school supplies donated in his name instead of flowers.

 

https://www.wivb.com/news/local-news/donations-for-backpacks-filled-with-school-supplies-being-accepted-in-pancho-billa-s-name/2004378102

 

It's the best way I felt I could honor him

Edited by RocCityRoller

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Posted (edited)
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Ezra's first celebration of life will be held this Saturday May 18, 2019. The service will be held at Christ Church Irving, 1750 E. Airport Fwy, Irving, TX 75062. Family will receive guest from 4:30pm to 7:30pm. We wish to honor Ezra's request and ask that everyone wear their favorite team jersey to the service. In lieu of flowers we ask for kids backpacks with school supplies for Panchospacks for Panchoskids. Details for El Paso viewing/service (possible Buffalo, NY) will be coming as soon as possible. We love you and Thank you all for your continued prayers and support during this difficult time. 
Much Love, Veronica

 

Edited by DaBillsFanSince1973
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Veronica is a great person.  

Hope she brings the kids to Buffalo for a game.  

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10 hours ago, Augie said:

 

I think this is awesome! And I hate to be that guy.....but it’s always hard to tell what’s legit. I get a half dozen phone calls a day with nonsense. 

 

Thoughts? 

that seems like an awesome cause!  Although, I’m having trouble seeing how that’s 100 bucks worth of supplies.

 

It’s definitely more than $10 worth though 👍🏼

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Glad to see that mod's made a sticky with the Pancho's pack info, I was a little disappointed that my post with all the relevant info was merged so no one would see it.  @Hapless Bills Fan - maybe you could include the News 4 video and or other info in your post?  Up to you I guess but thanks for getting the info before everyone.  

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May the spirit of Pancho Billa affect us all !!!

Now lets get his name up on the wall !!!

 

 

$25 DONATED AND 1 PANCHO POWER TSHIRT PURCHASED

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Pancho's celebration of life this Saturday is my dad's 83rd birthday. My dad is a cancer survivor so it will make my day even more special.
I believe Pancho's legacy as a super fan is that has connected the players and the fans to the fact that football is just a game in this thing we call life.
Tho we cannot disregard his passion for the game.
He has been an inspiration to both fans, players and the organization.
39 is way to young.
RIP Pancho

"They only let him slip away Out of kindness I suppose"

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