Anyone who has followed the Geraldton Buccaneers from back in the mid-nineties will remember valued player Roneil Powell. Ron was part of the 1997 Buccs team featured great players including Dan Hunt, Greg Brown and Andrew Kennedy.
Ron was known for being a true team player.
On Sunday February 2, former Buccs import player Roneil Powell, 43, unexpectedly passed away of a cardiac arrest.
The devastating news comes just days after the family’s 4-year-old son Ezequiel was diagnosed with a rare form of inoperable cancer.
Ron is American and his wife Alex Porrata, daughter Yolanda and son Ezequiel reside in California’s Marin County.
On a website dedicated to Ezequiel and Ron, Ron is described as, “a beautiful man, beloved by everyone who knew him.”
Ron is remembered as being team orientated and loved his friends and family. He was down to earth and enjoyed life, especially his time in Geraldton. He even became a fire fighter around 2002/03 (after September 11).
To help out Ron’s family, the Geraldton Buccaneers will host a Quiz Night on Thursday, 31st July 2014 to raise much needed funds to help with the ongoing medical costs for Ez.
The funds will go to the family through the website to help care for Ron’s family.
The Buccs would love to have as many people as possible attend to make it a great, fun night and to raise the all important funds to help Ron’s family.
Date - Thursday 31st July 2014
Where - Activewest Stadium 8th street Wonthella
Time - Doors open 6.15pm quiz starts at 7pm.
Cost - $15 per person all tickets to be pre booked no door sales on the night.
If you can't make the quiz night but would like to donate, click here.
If you would like more information or to book a table, contact Ryan Thompson - 0408 954 311 or Lana Thompson 0408 924 523.