Additional Latino Outreach programs:
Spirit of the Barrio Business Luncheon
Friday, Jan. 17, at Logan Heights Family Health Center
The NFL will sponsor the Logan Heights Family Health Center's "Spirit of the Barrio," a luncheon that provides an opportunity for Latinos in the business community to come together to hear different speakers address the marketplace and business in the San Diego area. The luncheons are held every other month. The January Super Bowl "Spirit of the Barrio" session will feature NFL Senior Vice President Jim Steeg who will talk about the game and its impact on the community and businesses in San Diego.
Latino Artists Super Bowl Mural Project
Saturday, Jan. 18 -- Sunday, Jan. 26, at America Online Presents the NFL Experience
During Super Bowl week at American Online presents the NFL Experience, young Latino artists from the San Diego area will participate in the creation of a commemorative Super Bowl mural in conjunction with the Centro Cultural de la Raza. The artists will design a mural that reflects the Super Bowl's community theme of opportunity, education and unity. During Super Bowl week, local students will paint the project at the American Online presents the NFL Experience on the Embarcadero waterfront allowing visitors to watch the mural come to life. After Super Bowl, the mural will then be displayed at a public venue in the San Diego area.
In addition to the mural project, the NFL will provide grants to support fine
arts programs and to help young people pursue careers in art and design. The NFL
will sponsor a fine arts leadership camp where professional artists will conduct
a multi-day workshop with Latinos from the area. The camps will take place this
summer with 10 artists teaching 10 different disciplines.
Youth Football & Cheer Clinics
Sunday, Jan. 19, at CREA Stadium, Tijuana, Mexico
The NFL will bring American football and some of its biggest stars to Tijuana at the NFL Alumni Youth and Cheer Clinic on January 19. The NFL and the Tijuana Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Tijuana school systems will host more than 1,000 youngsters to participate in the football and cheer clinics. Sixteen current NFL players will teach basic football skills. Music sensation Brandy, TV veejay and musical artist Christina Millian and several NFL cheerleaders will teach cheerleading techniques to the event participants. All celebrities will distribute t-shirts, sign autographs, and deliver motivational messages that will help inspire the youngsters to take an active role in building their community.
The youth clinic will take place at CREA Stadium in Tijuana. In order to help provide the fans with an enjoyable experience at the clinic as well as at future youth football games in Tijuana, the NFL is contributing $28,000 to the Tijuana Convention & Visitors Bureau for the installation of 1,500 bleacher seats at CREA Stadium.
NFL Youth Education Town (YET) Center Press Conference
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2220 Broadway, San Diego
NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, NFL players, community leaders and celebrities will participate in a press conference announcing a $2 million contribution from the NFL and local sponsors to fund programming and physical plant improvements to the existing NFL Youth Education Town (YET) Center, which is in a predominantly Hispanic neighborhood in San Diego, as well as a satellite YET Center located in City Heights.
Tagliabue, Steve Young and Jeff Garcia will be on hand to award the $2 million check and unveil Young's "Forever Young Zone" which is part of a collaborative effort by the Forever Young Foundation, the NFL, Sun Microsystems and the San Diego Youth and Community Services to provide inner-city youth at the Center with access to computers, the Internet, and the latest software technology.
Nueva Fiesta Latina
Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Red Circle Cafe
The NFL, Coors, Pepsi and ESPN Deportes will host Hispanic media partners, multi-cultural marketing executives, local San Diego community leaders and NFL Latino players and alumni at Nueva Fiesta Latina - an event which commemorates the success of the 2002 NFL season while also celebrating the Latino culture.
This private celebratory event will take place on Thursday, Jan. 23 from 6-9 p.m. at the Red Circle Cafe in San Diego's Gas lamp Quarter.
NFL Player Outreach in Tijuana
Friday, Jan. 24, at Hospital Infantil de las Californias, Tijuana, Mexico
NFL players will visit with young patients at the Hospital Infantil de las Californias in Tijuana. This facility is the project of The Foundation for the Children of the Californias, an organization based in San Diego, which seeks to improve the health and nutrition of children in the peninsula of Baja California, Mexico as well as the state of California.
Pepsi's Latin Day at NFL Experience
Friday, Jan. 24, at America Online Presents the NFL Experience
The NFL, Pepsi and ESPN Deportes will bring "Pepsi Latin Day" to the public in San Diego on Friday, Jan. 24 from 3-10 p.m. at America Online presents the NFL Experience. At the Pepsi stage, fans can meet their favorite NFL players and enjoy free performances by today's hot Latino musical performers including Laura Flores, Miah, and El Morro. Additionally, ESPN Deportes will offer "ESPN The Truck" tours, which provide attendees the opportunity to make their own videotape from behind the sports desk, as well as an "ESPN the Magazine" booth where fans can be featured on their own one- of-a-kind magazine cover. ESPN
Deportes also will host a youth football clinic for 150 youngsters from the Barrio Station Youth Group. NFL players will serve as their coaches and NFL Experience attendees can view the camp at the Clinic Field.
Univision Sports Show
Saturday, Jan.18 & Saturday, Jan. 25, on Univision
Univision, the leading Spanish-language media company in the United States, is teaming up with the NFL to produce two live television events highlighting the NFL's widespread impact on the Latino community. Both shows, scheduled to air on Jan. 18 and Jan. 25 on Univision, will include interviews with Latino NFL players and cheerleaders as well as feature stories on the growth of NFL Latino fans and the widespread coverage of NFL games in the Latino community.
Visit www.superbowlxxxvii.org/ for more information on events, reservations and tickets.
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