BROCK PATRICK RAMIAS CITIZEN ATHLETE SCHOLARSHIP
Brock Ramias #23
February 13, 1995 – October 19, 2015
This scholarship is to honour the life and heart of Brock Patrick Ramias that left the game of life way to soon. Brock was one of those incredible people that made everyone feel special and valuable in his life. His kind heart and words are a tribute to his character and genuine love of people coupled with the belief that the good things of life are found in the relationships we have with others. Brock also understood what it took to attain excellence in his athletic endeavors, whether it was football, baseball, basketball or tubing. The overwhelming support of family, friends, community and strangers at the time of his passing is a testament to these attributes.
Brock’s core team of family and close friends want to support Brock’s spirit by providing a way to pay it forward. It is for this reason that we would like to establish the Brock Ramias Citizen Athlete Scholarship that will be awarded to the LCI student that most represents the heart, kindness, commitment and determination to influence those around them in a positive way and an undying passion for “the game”.
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Brock was taken from this world way to soon and in such a tragic way.
The below write up is from the Lethbridge Herald on who Brock was and pays tribute to his great kind soul.
"He used to always be in the workout room after school. He was really nice.” That’s what a 17-year-old LCI student told me today about Brock Ramias. You may have heard of Ramias, the name likely rings a bell. He rang a lot of them as a high school football star with the LCI Rams.
He died Monday, his body found in Kinsmen Park. But those are the details of his tragic death, and shouldn’t mar memories of his life.
I can’t think of a better way to remember him than by knowing “he was really nice.”
Ramias certainly was to me on the occasions I needed him. He was the Rams best running back and best linebacker, a Lethbridge Herald trophy winner (Ram football MVP) I could be proud of. Like so many high school players I get to meet, he was polite and respectful. A credit to his family and to himself.
Although, I can’t remember whether it was him or his younger brother, Troy, who called me “Sir” once. That made me feel old.
“He was really nice.” What a great way to remember a young man.Ramias was one of those high school players — he graduated in 2012 — who maximized limited natural talent. He wasn’t naturally a fluid, graceful athlete. His jumping ability and speed were a product of effort, not genetics. He was a perfect size for high school, a touch small for the next level. It didn’t stop him from playing a year with the junior football Calgary Colts.
He was really nice. And he worked hard. So far, that’s what we know about Brock Ramias.
He was grateful for whatever opportunity he got. I asked him after a game against Red Deer Notre Dame in 2012 why he didn’t get many handoffs. Brock was the team’s bell cow at running back and I was surprised to see Joe McKee handle most of the rushing. Ramias just said he didn’t care — they’d won 59-0 — and besides, it freed him up to play defence.
He had no fear on the football field and was a team player. He had his best games on the biggest stage.
I’m not done.
If you read The Herald regularly, you probably didn’t see Ramias appear in many basketball stories because to be frank, it wasn’t really his sport. But he was a Ram, and he showed up and practised and played when asked. No complaints, just service.
Baseball might have been his game, but his heart was always in football.
He came back to LCI after playing for the Colts and volunteered as an assistant coach. Volunteered, as in “gave his time freely.”
So, what do we know about Brock Ramias, based on very limited contact with him, just 20 years of life, and an amazing catalogue of high school sports achievements?
We know that he was hard-working kid. We know that he put others before himself. We know that he didn’t let earthbound constraints stop him from achieving wonderful things. He was polite and respectful.