There are some memories I've become attached to while working at the Daily Pilot.
In the reporting business, journalists refer to those memories as stories. But Brian "Bubba" Kapko became so much more than a story to me.
Six years after his death, I still usually smile when I hear the name, Bubba. In short, Bubba was the All-American kid while he played football at Estancia High. He was the type who left it all out on the field. As a big fullback, he ran with everything he had. Also, you could tell, no matter what the score, Bubba was having a good time.
His memory lives on today with the Brian Kapko Foundation. His family and several members of the community gathered Saturday for the annual Bub-A-Que in honor of the former Estancia student who was killed in a car accident when he was 19.
I was told over 200 people gathered for the tailgate party at Angels Stadium. Then, 160 of the supporters attended the Angels game.