Cerillo earns trip to soccer match, wins jersey

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SEATTLE – Ernesto Cerrillo and his wife, Dinasar and daughter, Zyanya of Tonasket were among the nearly 57,000 soccer enthusiasts watching the Mexican National Football Team beat the Chinese Nationalist Team at Qwest Field in Seattle on April 16.

Cerillo and his family were given complementary tickets to the Mexico – China game from his employer, Allen’s Auto Parts, of Tonasket. He was also the lucky winner of a signed Mexican National Football Team Jersey, only one of two given away, statewide. The jersey was signed by ten past and present football greats, such as Omar Bravo, Ramon Morales, Kikin, and Maza.

Cerrillo earned national recognition in 2007, receiving the National NAPA/ASE Parts Specialist of the Year, traveling to Atlanta, Georgia twice, New Orleans, Louisiana and the NASCAR races in Fort Worth, Texas.