Richard Ramirez Contributor

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Rich Ramirez has served on numerous committees and has dedicated his life to serving Riverside and its youth. Rich and his wife Jan have opened their home to over 30 individuals, mostly athletes, who stayed one month to a year while raising 7 children of their own. Rich has always emphasized using sports to further your goals in life.

Accomplishments:
Teacher/ Administrator Riverside 40 years
Coach Baseball, Football 1964-1975
Member Southern California Latino Hall of Fame
Past Chairman, Inland Valley United Way
Big Brother, Riverside
First Vice-Chair, Riverside Neighborhood Partnership
Hospice Companion

Board Member:
Youth Action Group Executive Council, Youth Service Center, Administration Council, Ramona High School, Inland Empire Boy Scout, Riverside Chamber of Commerce Board Blueprint for Volunteer Diversity Committee, Raincross Club, Citizens Advisory Committee, Riverside California Teachers Association Organizers, YMCA Board of Directors-Riverside, Riverside Leadership Class of 1992, Mayors Multicultural Forum, Student Attendance Review Board, RUSD, Executive Committee, Inland Valley United Way, California State Citrus Park

President:
Riverside Coaches Association, Riverside Sunrise Rotary, St. Thomas School Board, Notre Dame High School Board, Riverside Chairman Sierra Cluster, Student Attendance Review

Board of Directors:
Riverside Savings and Loans, Inland Empire National Bank, Mission Inn Foundation, Riverside Sports Hall of Fame, Parkview Hospital, Hispanic Education Advancement Foundation, HEAF-Hispanic Education Advancement Foundation
Southern California Area Volunteer, Olympic Committee, Riverside County, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Committee Member:
Evergreen Cemetery, Citizen Advisory Committee for the Chief of Police, Mayors Advisory Committee

Service Awards:
1997 Martin Luther King Visionary Award, 2000 International Leadership Network Honoree, 2003 Family Services, Riverside Family of the Year, 2003 Crystal Heart Award La Sierra Academy, 2006 Hispanic News Father of the Year Extraordinaire, 2006 Bobby Bonds Golden Eagle Sports Award


Comments

  1. Caren Erickson says:

    Great man and a deserving person of this award

  2. Kevin White says:

    Rich and Jan helped shaped my life and countless others. Their doors, and hearts, were always open.

  3. Jeff Torrenti says:

    Rich, great job.. if you only knew what an influence you had on helping to develop me into a man..

    • Jack Wilson says:

      Howz my catcher 40 years later ?

      • jeff Torrenti says:

        JW, doing great here in Atlanta, me and Gary Lucas were talking about you in June. Good things about what a bull dog you were on the mound..Hope you are doing well and I have such fond memories of catching you.. Jeff

  4. Bill Wilson says:

    Rich – What a tremendous honor for a great person. your family must be very proud of you. Congratulations

  5. Richard Johnson says:

    I want to thank, Rich and Jan for all that you did to help a poor pennsylvania boy learn that life is short and one of the best ways to enjoy life is by helping other who are less fortunate than we are.
    When I was younger I thought Rich was one of the greatest men I knew, and
    he was but then I got Married and realized that It wasn’t him It was (Her) the little quiet lady that did all the stuff that no one seen.
    Jan I love you like a Mother, and coach your my Hall Of Famer but Jan your my M.V.P.
    With love from the Johnson’s

  6. Jack Wilson says:

    Thank you again COACH , you pro-longed my career for many..many..years… Only you could have done this….

  7. GARY HOKENSON says:

    CONRATS ON YOUR HONOR.DON’T KNOW IF YOU REMEMBER ME,PLAYED 1ST BASE WHILE YOU COVERED 2ND. AM I TO ASSUME BILL WILSON (PREVIOUS COMMENT) WAS THE LEFT HANDER EVERYONE HIT THE HELL OUT OF? LOL I HAVE ALWAYS WONDERED WHAT BECAME OF OUR TEAMMATES. AFTER MOVING ON TO UCLA I LOST CONTACT WITH EVERYONE EXCEPT GARY ADAMS WHO PLAYED THERE AT THE SAME TIME. AGAIN, CONGRATULATIONS , YOUR LIFES WORK CERTAINLY DEFINES THE GUY I REMEMBER.

  8. mike la mantain says:

    What great memories and a a lot of fun times,even though i let you down I made up for it with two son who played for fountain valley class of 2010 and 2014,football,baseball,track.i always tell them of the good old days.