One of our own, Eandi Sosa Valenzuela, had a chance of a lifetime this past Sunday, July 24, 2011. He got to sing the National Anthem in front of a sold out crowd at AT&T Park for the San Francisco Giants baseball game. What is even more amazing is that he is only 12 years old!
Through his involvement with Salvation Army programs, as well as the Seaside Police Activities League (PAL), he has had opportunities to better his singing abilities and be encouraged along the way. He is actively involved with the Monterey Peninsula Corps youth programs, participating in Music Night, Teen Youth Group and leading worship on Sunday mornings. This summer is the 3rd year he has attended Music and Creative Arts Camp at Camp Redwood Glen in Scotts Valley, CA. The past two years, he has taken home awards for Drama, performed on Soloist Night and this year was the featured soloist in the drama presentation, singing an adaptation of Bruno Mars’ “Grenade.”
As part of the Junior Giants Program, through the PAL program, he had the opportunity to audition and was chosen to sing the National Anthem at the game as part of that program. Because of his community involvement, he has been given the opportunity to sing the National Anthem, among other songs at various events and competitions around the Monterey Peninsula.
We’re proud Eandi has taken his God-given singing ability and opportunities provided to him through things like Music Camp and is using it not only to share with others, but also to glorify God.