Who is Sarah Escobar? Friends set up GoFundMe for late NFL player Gavin Escobar's wife and children
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Former Dallas Cowboys tight end Gavin Escobar died in a rock climbing accident in southern California on Wednesday, September 28, 2022. The 31-year-old was with another climber named Chelsea Walsh, 33, who was also found dead on the spot. Escobar is survived by his wife Sarah and two daughters.
Escobar had a fairly private life despite having played in the NFL and only had a little over 500 followers on his private Instagram account. His profile picture features his wife Sarah Escobar, who appears to be just as daring as he was. Sarah moved to Kansas City, Missouri, but she is originally from Rancho Santa Margarita, California. She was a supporting wife to Escobar and frequently posted pictures of the two of them having fun.
Activities in Lake Arrowhead! pic.twitter.com/iEore7rtDD— Sarah Escobar (@skhalverson) July 18, 2013
Who is Gavin Escobar's wife?
Sarah played football for the San Diego State University's women's soccer team. Similarly, she participated in the 2013 Aliso Park kickball tournament, according to her Twitter page.
Her husband Gavin Escobar, on the other hand, had also been a firefighter in Long Beach, California since February 2022. He was a member of the B-Shift at Fire Station 3. Josey and Charlotte Escobar are the names of the couple's two daughters.
Cause of death
There was some light rain in the area on the day the tragic accident took place but it was unclear if that had anything to do with the climbers' deaths. Tahquitz Rock is a well-known climbing location, around 110 miles southeast of Los Angeles. The granite cliffs at Tahquitz Rock are notoriously steep.
Escobar and Walsh fell Wednesday at Tahquitz Rock, Riverside County Sheriff's Sgt Brandy Swan said. The sheriff's records did not indicate the cause of death. Swan stated that it seemed like a "complete accident" that they died. She claimed that despite recent rain, it didn't seem like the weather was a factor.
Prior to being a Long Beach Firefighter, Gavin Escobar played professional football for the #NFL where he spent most of his time with the #DallasCowboys. Firefighter Escobar leaves behind his wife and two young children.#ActiveDutyDeath #YourLBFD @lbfirefighters— Long Beach Fire (CA) (@LBFD) September 30, 2022
Gavin Escobar's friends have now set up a GoFundMe page to support his family. The post reads, "Following his tragic death, Gavin leaves behind his wife and two adorable girls Josey and Charlotte. This page is set up for anybody looking to support his family during this devastating time. Any and all donations will go towards the support of Gavin's family as they grieve and plan for the future." Of the $100,000 goal, the page has raised $57,046.