BC football player Jonathan Garcia dies

BC football player Jonathan Garcia dies

Lizette Chavez, Editor-in-Chief

Football player Jonathan Sebastian Garcia was killed crossing the street after a mild car accident on Sept. 8. Garcia was a defensive lineman for Bakersfield College and wore the number 73. The BC football team held a memorial of sorts by draping Garcia’s jersey and helmet on a chest, placed on the sidelines, that held his gear equipment on the Sept. 16 home game. Garcia was also a choir member at BC as well as a member of a mariachi group.

The Athletic Director Office released a statement that read: The best part of athletics is that we win and lose together…as a team and a community. That is the small comfort we take as we remember the loss of our Renegade Jonathan Sebastian Garcia.

Before Jonathan was ever a Renegade, Rebel, or “Tank,” he held the greater titles of first-born son to his mother and two younger brothers.

We ask that you remember and support his mother and family in their hour of incredible grief and loss.

Garcia’s family opened up a Go Fund Me page for donations from the public to help pay for the funeral, as of Sept. 18 an amount of $7,600 was raised.