This season marks the 15th year that the Colorado Rockies organization has honored exceptional individuals in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. These efforts will culminate this year on Saturday, Sept. 16, with a pregame onfield ceremony honoring the finalists and winner of the Colorado Rockies Adult Leadership Award as part of Día de Los Rockies at Coors Field.
The Rockies will honor four finalists this year for the positive work they have done in the Hispanic community, ranging from first time college student mentoring to small business guidance to support of the LGTBQ community to providing educational opportunities for children with autism. Each of the finalists listed below will be honored with an individual pregame ceremony this month, and then all four will be honored as a group prior to the game on Saturday, Sept. 16, when the overall winner will be announced. For information about the finalists, visit Rockies.com/Leadership:
Judge Christine Arguello - pregame ceremony on September 3
Maria Gonzalez - pregame ceremony on September 4
Jesse Ogas - pregame ceremony on September 5
Anthony Aragon - pregame ceremony on September 6
The Colorado Rockies Adult Leadership Award was created in 2002 to recognize individuals who demonstrate a commitment to the Hispanic community through community involvement, the promotion of family values and personal achievements. Eligible recipients are Colorado residents, do not need to be of Hispanic heritage but must be actively involved in the Hispanic community. The winner's name is placed on a plaque displayed inside Coors Field at Gate C, and the 2017 winner will also receive Season Tickets for the Rockies 2018 season.