SAN ANTONIO - One month ago on February 8 Julio Escamilla received the horrible news that his 31-year-old brother, Juan Escamilla, had been shot and killed outside the Planet Fitness where he worked. Juan was walking his friend Maggie McCombs to her car.
The Escamilla family has stayed close to Maggie and her family and has thought of a way to help her. She suffered serious injuries from the shooting and we have learned is paralyzed. Julio will use his business, Sole Boutique, to put on what he calls "Sneaker Palooza" on March 11 at Shriners Auditorium. The street culture event will showcase all kinds of artists and their work, cool merchandise and have two top hip hop performers. This year's Sneaker Palooza will have the theme "Stop the Violence," remembering his brother Juan, Maggie and all other victims of violence.
Julio Escamilla said, "We realize that we have been victims of violent crimes, but there have also been other victims of senseless crimes. We touch a lot of people and are expecting about 2,000 this year."
The pre-sale tickets will be sold at Sole Boutique at 4025 Broadway for $40.00 and are $60.00 at the door. Ten percent of all proceeds from sales will go to help Maggie and her family.