Support Rico's Adoption of his Nieces & Nephews

Rico, famous in Manhattan Beach for being a friend to all, the man behind the Shellback fanta shot, and the epitome of community, could use our support. Following the passing of Rico's brother-in-law, Marlon Blandon, from Covid-19 in July leaving behind 5 young children, Rico and his wife, already parents to 4 children, stepped in without hesitation to care for their nieces and nephews. Currently in the process of formally adopting the 5 children, in the midst of a pandemic nonetheless, Rico and his wife are embracing the sudden change from being a family of 6 to a family of 11. 

True to Rico's character, he never hesitated when deciding the fate of the children. He never thought about himself or about the financial toll that the decision would take on him. This selfless, loving, and inspiring decision is a perfect reflection of the type of person Rico is. Rico never hesitates to help others in need, support his family and his community, and spread positivity and love. 

Rico serves fanta shots at Shellback daily with a smile on his face, regardless of the hardships in his personal life. He is loved throughout our community, and his presence makes each day a little brighter. Rico has given our community so much over the years, and it is our turn to come together to show Rico our love, support, and appreciation. 

Donations of any amount to support Rico and his growing family are greatly appreciated. Let's rally as a community to support one of our own!

**Due to the overwhelming support over the past few days, we have decided to increase our fundraising goal from $75,000 to $100,000! Rico and his family are incredibly deserving of all the help we can give them, so let's continue to show our support!**


  • Ryan Morrell
    • $100 
    • 1 yr
  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 2 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $500 
    • 2 yrs
  • Faith Lyons
    • $50 
    • 2 yrs
  • Chrystel Contreras
    • $10 
    • 3 yrs

Fundraising team (2)

Nicole Rosen
Raised $190 from 3 donations
Manhattan Beach, CA
Rodrigo Dealba
Grant Chalmers
Team member
Raised $55 from 2 donations
This team raised $94,181 from 867 other donations.

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