The NFL and its teams will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the ninth annual NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards, which recognizes the contributions of Hispanic leaders in the NFL.
In partnership with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Nationwide, each award recipient will be recognized at a game or event hosted by their local NFL team. With support from Nationwide, each recipient will select an organization of their choice that serves the local Hispanic community to receive a $2,000 donation. The theme of the NFL’s Hispanic Heritage Month campaign is “Feel the Orgullo.” In Spanish, the word “orgullo” means pride. Latino players, fans and coaches have a strong sense of pride not only in their culture, but in their team and the NFL.
Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, fans can visit www.NFL.com/HispanicHeritage for a look at the personal stories of Hispanic players, past and present, who have left a lasting legacy on the NFL. NFL teams will enhance the celebration with local efforts throughout the month including local community outreach.