Fundraiser by Robert Gingery : Save Ricky’s Sports Bar
Dr. Robert Gingery is organizing this fundraiser.
I am creating this gofundme page in an effort to save Ricky’s Sports Bar in San Leandro, Ca. Without urgent financial help it will not survive. Ricky Ricardo, owner and manager of the restaurant and sports bar, has been afflicted with Alzheimer’s Disease which has been progressive for the past 4 years. His wife Tina has been doing her best to manage the sports bar but the COVID pandemic has kept Ricky’s closed in these recent months. The cash inflow has stopped but the bills, taxes continue. Financial help is urgently needed. This has been the perfect storm of bad luck. Ricky’s needs help I am Dr. Robert Gingery. My Vascular Surgical practice is in San Leandro and over the last 20 years Tina and Ricky have been two of my closest friends. Ricky’s Sports Bar has been a fixture in the East Bay for nearly half a century. It has been home base for the Oakland Raider Nation and the main gathering place to watch and share all the pro sporting events in the area and nationally. Many of us have gathered to watch the Raiders, Golden State Warriors and the A’s over the years. What great times. Rick’s has hosted every kind of event: sports, clubs, local government, hospital groups, business meetings and parties. You name it, they’ve done it. I took a traffic school course there to avoid have my speeding ticket on my record. I have seen Ricky and Tina create a classic place with a warm welcoming atmosphere that is unequalled elsewhere. Ricky’s has more viewable flatscreens per square foot than any other sports bar, I have ever seen. Ricky’s Sports Bar was named one of the top 2 sports bars in the country in Sports illustrated Magazine several years ago. How can we let it go under? My plan is to raise enough money via this crowdfund effort to get Ricky’s through this COVID shut down period and perhaps allow them the funds to open outdoor dining until we get there. Please help. I know none of us wants to lose Ricky’s, one of the classic,iconic sports bars in the USA. I know you will help. Thanks.