Juan and Ivan Moreno at the Colts game with MAVTV Director of National Distribution Michael T. Trujillo - Mark Schmidt Photography
Young Ivan Moreno has always wanted to be a pro football player, but growing up in remote Orem, Utah the talented youth had never been granted the opportunity to experience the magic of seeing a professional game in one of today's ultra-modern stadiums.
Thanks to his father Juan and the MAVTV television network, that dream was realized recently as the duo won an all-expense paid trip to Indianapolis and a VIP experience at the Indianapolis Colts game at Lucas Oil Stadium. The trip was the result of a raffle held at the annual Dish Network "Team Summit" in Orlando, Florida. The MAVTV - American Real network is wholly owned and operated by Lucas Oil Products, with corporate offices located in Corona, California.
Juan Moreno's personal story is the American dream come to life. A first generation immigrant from Mexico City, he built a successful business from the ground-up known as Connecting Communications, a Dish Network retail distributor based in Orem. His son Ivan is an avid football fan who plays high school ball and hopes one day to play for Utah's famed Brigham Young University (BYU).
Clutching a large bag of Indianapolis Colts, Lucas Oil and MAVTV merchandise, the enthusiastic youngster seemed overwhelmed at the chance to view his favorite sport from a VIP perspective. "This whole thing is better than I ever thought. This is an amazing place. I love this town and I love it all."
When asked if he was now a Colts fan, Ivan immediately blurted back "I have always been a Colts fan!"
"It's like a dream come true for them," said MAVTV's Director of National Distribution Michael Trujillo. "We are so happy to make a wish like this happen for the Holidays. This is much more than just another contest winners' story. I will never forget their faces when they walked through the ground level tunnel and saw the field for the first time."
The MAVTV prize-package included round-trip airfare for two to Indianapolis, overnight lodging at the Lucas Oil Mansion in nearby Carmel, Indiana and two 50-yard line tickets in the Lucas Oil corporate suite. The lucky winners also were escorted to the Colt's sideline for a brief visit during the game, in which the home team defeated the visiting Tennessee Titans 27-23.
"Everyone here has been so wonderful to us, from the MAVTV people to the Lucas Oil staff to everyone at the stadium, this has been very special," explained the senior Moreno. "This is my son's first game, and it has been his dream to be at a pro game. Getting to spend time as a father and son and to have MAVTV help me give my son his wish is a wonderful Holiday blessing."
"We are happy to host them and look forward to next year's contest," concluded Trujillo. "Juan epitomizes the American Real story that's the backbone of the MAVTV channel."
About MAVTV - American Real: MAVTV is the newly rebranded television network owned and operated by Lucas Oil Products, an international lubricant manufacturer with a long history in action-themed television production and distribution. Today the growing enterprise is embracing its new and powerful "American Real" mission statement. MAVTV is first and foremost of Americans, by Americans and for Americans. It's all about real people living out their American life story in all its unapologetic red, white and blue glory. Aired entirely in vibrant HD, the network's unique programming is as fresh as homemade apple pie. And like that all-American favorite, MAVTV focuses on shows the entire family can enjoy. We are talking about blockbuster movies - both modern day and classic - as well as animated series, music and action. And, in the finest Lucas Oil tradition, the network airs top-level motorsports competition from every corner of the country.
MAVTV lives for a singular purpose - to be American Real.