D-backs Honor Helios President and CEO for his Leadership in the Hispanic Community
The Arizona Diamondbacks hosted their 14th Annual Hispanic Heritage Day to help kick off Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) on Sunday, Sept. 16 at a game between the D-backs and the San Francisco Giants.
Fans were encouraged to arrive early as festivities began at 11 a.m. along the Plaza and 4th Street and included Lucha Libre USA wrestling matches, food trucks, tailgate games and inflatables. In addition, there were Folklorico dancers and Mariachi performers throughout the ballpark prior to the game.
D-backs players and coaches wore their customary black jerseys with “Los D-backs” across the front for the fifth consecutive season.
The D-backs also honored Helios Education Foundation’s President and CEO Paul J. Luna with their 2012 Hispanic Community Leadership Award. This award recognizes prominent community and business leaders who have contributed significantly to the Hispanic community. Paul was recognized on the field prior to the game and had the honor of throwing out the first pitch.
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