In a first-time meeting Ken Schork, president of El Monte RV, met Jerry West at the 2010 Southern California Golf Association Foundation dinner promoting education and character development of Southern California Youth through golf.
One of West’s nicknames throughout his amazing basketball career was “Clutch.” He was a star athlete at West Virginia University in the late 1950s at the same time Schork was attending West Virginia Wesleyan University.
“He was the biggest thing in West Virginia,” said Schork of West. “We both graduated from West Virginia universities in 1960. I’ve followed him all of my adult life and finally had the opportunity to meet him.”
In 1959 Jerry West led the West Virginia Mountaineers to the NCAA championship game where he was awarded Most Valuable Player. In 1960 he led the U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team to a gold medal as co-captain. His NBA career with the Los Angeles Lakers included 14 all-star teams and 14 all-NBA teams and an NBA championship. Later he went into executive management in the NBA. West graduated from West Virginia University in 1960
Headquartered in Los Angeles, El Monte RV is one of America’s leading motorhome and RV rental and sales companies, catering to both international and domestic travelers. The company has experienced rapid growth throughout the United States. El Monte RV is the only nationwide motorhome rental company to offer the larger Class A luxury vehicles for rent.