Jose Ramirez creates scholarship fund in Fresno to help students go to college
USA Olympian, NABF champion and undefeated professional boxer Jose Ramirez (14-0, 11 KOs), coming off a record setting 9,000 person arena sellout on May 9 in Fresno on a Top Rank Solo Boxeo Tecate boxing event on UniMas, has signed a five figure endorsement deal with Card City. Ramirez is now setting up a scholarship fund at Fresno State to help future students.
“There is no place like home and I am honored to have gotten the deal I did with Card City. I feel it is important to help future students as well by setting up a scholarship fund which my team will build as time goes on,” Ramirez said.
“Top Rank is very proud of Jose Ramirez. When he goes into the ring he fights for his community and helps those in need,” said Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank. “Sponsors like Card City have a special unique athlete in Jose, a future world champion.”
Ali Mahmoodi, Chief Executive Officer at Card City, said “we support a number of community activities and charities. Sports is important to us as it unites a community like nothing else. We chose to sponsor Jose Ramirez because he is a fantastic example of how a young person can excel in life through commitment, determination and perseverance. We believe Jose is a tremendous natural athlete and will go to achieve great things.”
Ramirez was the first person in his family to attend a major University. He understands the struggle many students have with the costs.
“We are grateful for Jose Ramirez and his generosity in establishing a new scholarship fund to support talented Valley students at Fresno State. He is a great role model for youth throughout the Valley and beyond,” said Joseph I Castro, PH.D M.P.P., President, California State University, Fresno.
“I was pleased I could put these deals together for Jose but even more pleased with the kind of deals they are and the people they will help,” said Rick Mirigian, agent and promoter for Ramirez.