Gloria Nevarez is the first Latina commissioner of a Division I collegiate athletic conference, the West Coast Conference. Nevarez’s rise in the industry underscores the importance of representation in an industry still dominated by white males, and provides an important voice in determining how best to reach Hispanics within the league’s vast footprint.
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Global professional services firm Aon has tabbed Mexican-American LPGA pro Lizette Salas as its ambassador for the new, multitour Aon Risk Reward Challenge.
As brands look to grab the Hispanic audience via baseball, a young crop of players is ready to make big splashes into the 2020’s.
The Latino MMA franchise and media company has mixed reality TV programming, live events and mobile content to find bigger numbers in the second half of 2018 than ever before.
With the number of participating clubs more than doubling to 72 this coming year, Albuquerque and the other finalists can serve as examples of how teams can engage the Hispanic communities in their respective markets.
Neymar Jr’s international appeal has never been stronger and is still growing, as the 26-year-old Brazilian star continues his ascent up the Forbes top sports earners list.
The early commitment to Mendizabal helps CFC in its efforts to build community in the city which is projected to have increased its Hispanic population by 500% to 15% of the population by the end of the decade.
The Los Angeles Kings have ramped up outreach to the Latino community with ESPN Deportes Spanish broadcasts and a Mexico City clinic.
Minor League Baseball and ECHO Inc. have built a partnership via MiLB’s Copa de la Diversión program. As the first corporate sponsor of Copa, ECHO can serve as a blueprint for how companies can best hit the large geographic area that this demographic encompasses throughout 160 MiLB cities.
The American Hockey League’s San Antonio Rampage held the first two of five Hispanic-themed nights in which they become Los Chimuelos de San Antonio. Connecting with the large Latino population in San Antonio is essential for a team whose sport isn’t traditionally connected with this base.
The Canadian Football League and Mexico’s LFA announced a partnership that will encompass player development, marketing and other connections between the leagues.
Mariano Rivera of Panama and Edgar Martinez of Puerto Rico are among the Latinos on the 2019 National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot released this week.
MLS and Liga Bancomer MX have reportedly discussed the possibility of a superleague, encompassing clubs in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.
Brands, not just those most associated with fight sports, are more invested in boxing than ever, evidenced by mainstream marketers’ connection with network bouts and boxing-based TV shows and films.
Programs that celebrate the Latino influence in baseball and connect to the community are positive for the teams and their fans, and a potential touch point for marketers.
A new grassroots campaign, #BringUSTheGame, was launched last week by La Liga North America in support of the January 29 regular season club matchup between FC Barcelona and Girona FC.
The Vegas Golden Knights, the newest NHL franchise, is making inroads with the Latino community in the region.
Off-road racing events like the Norra Mexican 1000 and teams like Vildósola Racing have earned the attention of mainstream partners in Mexico and beyond.
With uncertain prospects beyond next year’s contract, despite many signs pointing to its economic benefits, this weekend’s race is critical to its future viability.
The Angels have opted out of their lease at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., opening up the possibility that the franchise could move after the 2019 season.