When Kobe Bryant announced his campaign to help eliminate homelessness in Los Angeles, he inspired many to contribute.
"First of all, I love Kobe," said Rosas, a stay-at-home mother of two boys, 6 and 4. "We support it just because we live in L.A., and we know how much it's needed."
She and husband Osbaldo didn't expect to actually win the contest. In fact, she almost sent the notification email to her trash bin.
"I checked it off to have it deleted, but something told me to just open it," she said. "It was 5 a.m. and I frantically started screaming, waking my husband up."
The couple won seats to last Thursday's "Kobe Up Close Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel" at Nokia Theatre, an event benefiting the Kobe & Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation in partnership with Cedars-Sinai’s Sports Spectacular. All proceeds went to support the organizations' goals of eliminating homelessness and providing preventative health services in underserved Los Angeles communities.
"It's amazing to see how many from different paths of life can come together in such a great way to support a cause that is really important to those in need," said Rosas.
In addition to seats right behind Bryant's wife, Vanessa, at the event, Rosas won a two-night stay at the J.W. Marriott at L.A. Live and VIP passes to the reception prior to the event for her and her husband.
She was also awarded a meet and greet with Bryant.
"I had been dreaming of meeting Kobe since I was 14," Rosas said.
At the reception before the show at Nokia, she found herself starstruck by the faces she recognized in the crowd.
Rosas nervously waited for her time with the All-Star guard, not quite sure what to expect.
"Nice to meet you," said Bryant, as they were finally introduced.
The two were given the controls to EA Sports' FIFA 14, and, as promised on the Prizeo website, Rosas got the chance to play a virtual soccer game with Bryant.
"I asked him if he knew how to play and with a smirk he said, 'Nah,' " said Rosas.
Still, she needed a little more help than Bryant.
"Hey, I think you're going the wrong way," Bryant said as they played.
A crowded room watched as they battled to a 0-0 tie.
"Kobe, who are you?" yelled out one of the spectators.