Torrey Pines High School lacrosse team turns out for benefit walk

The Torrey Pines High School Lacrosse Team participated in the second Walk/Run to benefit the Jose Montano Foundation.

The Torrey Pines High School boys lacrosse team supported honorary team member #11, Jose Montano, on Sept. 28 in the second 5K Walk/Run to benefit the Jose Montano Foundation, held at Liberty Station in Point Loma.

Jose Montano passed away on April 13, 2014, after battling brain cancer for three years.

While the team knew him, Jose taught the team about the power of positive thought, putting others ahead of themselves, and about character and community. These are all attributes the Torrey Pines Boys Lacrosse Program strives to live by. They want to help make a positive effect on the community one day at a time.

Jose will always be a teammate, hero, and inspiration to the TPHS Boys Lacrosse program and it will continue to support his foundation to honor the amazing young man that he was. He will forever be a teammate, brother and friend to the team.

The Jose Montano Foundation’s mission is to continue with Jose’s wish to “give from the heart.” The foundation brings toys and games to Rady Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Department and to Kaiser Hospital’s Pediatric Department. Members also bring healthy “snack bags” to the families of hospitalized patients at Children’s Hospital and Kaiser Hospital once a month.

The foundation continues to grow in the name of Jose Montano. Visit and you can always “like” the Facebook page at Jose Montano Foundation.