OXNARD (CBSLA.com) – Two Oxnard teenagers are going to experience the thrill of the World Cup in a way most people never will.
John Heath and Alberto Lemus will be flown to Brazil, where they’ll serve as official flagbearers for the U.S. game against European giant Germany after winning an essay contest submitted by their director Cody Bowen.
“I honestly wanted to cry,” said Albert Lemus. “It’s a dream for me to watch the World Cup”
The two will head to Brazil on Monday to watch the Yanks’ final group-stage match in Recife on tge North Coast of Brazil at Arena Pernambuco on June 26 to battle for a berth to the second round of the tournament.
“It’s an experience that we’re able going to have that no one else will have,” said Heath.
Coca-Cola will cover all expenses for the trip as part of an essay contest they put out to all Boys and Girls Clubs around Southern California.
Teen director Bowen wrote the award-winning essay that would send the two to the world’s most-watched event.
“It was very simple,” said the teen director. “With their engagement with the club and their passion with the club, no one else came to mind.”