Arroyo Grande High School graduate Jack Ventura, right, poses for a photo with country star Garth Brooks at the California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles on July 27, 2017. Brooks wears a hat sporting the words “17 Strong,” the name of the nonprofit started by late Arroyo Grande High grad Ryan Texeira.
Arroyo Grande High School graduate Jack Ventura, right, poses for a photo with country star Garth Brooks at the California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles on July 27, 2017. Brooks wears a hat sporting the words “17 Strong,” the name of the nonprofit started by late Arroyo Grande High grad Ryan Texeira. Stephanie Ventura
Arroyo Grande High School graduate Jack Ventura, right, poses for a photo with country star Garth Brooks at the California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles on July 27, 2017. Brooks wears a hat sporting the words “17 Strong,” the name of the nonprofit started by late Arroyo Grande High grad Ryan Texeira. Stephanie Ventura

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