Website Manager

The Blount United Soccer Club

The Blount United Soccer Club

News Detail


Aug, 2017

Help Needed


Hello North Park AYSO Families,

We are sorry to be the bearer of sad news, but we have lost another member of our community soccer program.  It is with much sorrow and sadness to announce the death of one of our young players, Osiris Covarrubias (Age 11).  Osiris has been playing with our Region since he was a toddler, and he had just finished up this past season in the U-12 division.

This past Friday afternoon, he passed out during football practice, and the initial thought was because of heat exhaustion.  However, once the paramedics got him to the hospital, the doctors found toxins in his blood indicating kidney and liver failure.  The hospital staff worked hard to help stabilize Osiris’ condition with medication and continuous dialysis.  They planned to airlift him to Los Angeles for a transplant, but his little body couldn’t hold on.  He passed away around 1:30am on Sunday morning.

His father, Juan Covarrubias, is a huge supporter of our soccer program, as a volunteer board member, field coordinator, referee, and coach.  Juan is the guy responsible for getting all the goals set up on Saturday mornings and putting them away Saturday evenings.  Juan can also be seen on Friday evenings lining the fields, with Osiris running around kicking the ball.

This loss was unexpected and Juan’s family is not prepared to handle the follow-on events, on their own.  They are struggling to gather enough money for a proper burial service.  They need our help.

A GoFundMe account has been set up, so if you are able to give during this time of need, please do so:

Flowers and care packages can be delivered to:
4370 35th St
San Diego, CA 92104

Phone:  619-204-0831

Thank you,


Regional Commissioner, North Park AYSO


Blount United Soccer Club
P.O. Box 726 Alcoa TN 37701, Vulcan Park located at 1850 S. Court St
Maryville, Tennessee 37803


Copyright © 2018 Blount United Soccer Club  |  Privacy Statement |  Terms Of Use |  TSHQ License Agreement Log In