The Dallas Cowboys and The National Football League celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month on Sunday, October 1st with the 7th Annual NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award during the halftime show at AT&T Stadium. The award recognizes the contributions of Hispanic leaders in each NFL market.
Fernando was recognized on the field and received a $2000 check from Nationwide, to be presented to The North Texas Food Bank.
“We are excited to partner with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Nationwide to celebrate the contributions of 32 individuals who are making an impact in their communities,” said Jaime Weston, NFL Senior Vice President of Marketing. “Each recipient is a role model and local hero. We appreciate the time and dedication each leader has devoted to making a difference.”
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. NFL teams will enhance the celebration with local efforts throughout the month including local community outreach in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.
To view a brief video of the halftime presentation, click on the arrow below: