The National Football League and its teams will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a series of special events during Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15).
The theme of this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month recognition 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. During Hispanic Heritage Month, the NFL and its 32 teams will amplify the rich history, heritage and tradition of Latinos, and honor the positive impact they have had on the game and country.
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. Follow @NFLEspanol on Twitter for details on a user-generated photo contest during which fans will be encouraged to join the conversation and share their pride with the hashtag #FeelTheOrgullo on Twitter and Instagram. Through September 26, participants will be able to submit photos according to unique themes related to game day rituals, family, team spirit and more!
NFL teams will enhance the celebration with local efforts throughout the month including in-stadium themed elements and local community outreach in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.
32 LEADERS RECOGNIZED THROUGH THE NFL HISPANIC HERITAGE LEADERSHIP AWARDS
For the 2016 celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the NFL and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) have partnered for the sixth annual NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards. The awards recognize the contributions of Hispanic leaders in each NFL market. Each recipient will select a non-profit organization of their choice that serves the local Hispanic community to receive a $2,000 donation.
NFL PLAY 60 CHARACTER CAMPS IN NINE MARKETS
NFL PLAY 60 Character Camps were held in 8 NFL markets this year, with a 9th camp coming up in Los Angeles. The camps are presented in partnership with the Muñoz Agency and USA Football and are part of the NFL’s year-round Hispanic outreach initiative, focused on offering youth opportunities to play and experience the game of football while emphasizing exercise and reinforcing the importance of character in athletics and life.
The Los Angeles Rams will host the next NFL PLAY 60 Character Camp on September 22 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
THE NFL EN ESPAÑOL
Thursday Night Football is available in Spanish via SAP (Secondary Audio Program) on CBS/NBC/NFL Network.
Sunday afternoon games are available in Spanish via SAP on CBS and FOX.
Sunday Night Football on NBC provides Spanish coverage via SAP with Telemundo’s sportscasters Rene Giraldo and Edgar Lopez calling the action.
Entravision Radio broadcasts Sunday Night Football live in Spanish on their owned and operated radio stations with Tony Nuñez and Ricardo Celis handling play-by-play.
ESPN Deportes and ESPN Deportes Radio are home to Monday Night Football in Spanish. The Monday Night Football broadcast team for ESPN Deportes features Spanish-language Emmy-nominated play-by-play voice Álvaro Martín, analyst and former NFL kicker Raúl Allegre, and sideline reporter John Sutcliffe.
The season will culminate with Super Bowl LI live in Spanish on FOX Deportes and Entravision Radio.
For the latest NFL news in Spanish, visit NFL.com/Espanol powered by Univision.com and follow @NFLEspanol on Twitter.