Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States, will once again team up with the Phillies to host Goya Latino Family Celebration & Food Drive on Saturday, September 27, at Citizens Bank Park in conjunction with that evening's 7:05 p.m. game against the Atlanta Braves.
The celebration pays tribute to Hispanic Heritage Month and includes on-field performances from national and local artists, as well as a food drive at ballpark entrance gates to help families in need. As with all Phillies Theme Nights, there is also a special ticket discount in honor of the evening available at www.phillies.com/themenights.
Goya Latino Family Celebration Highlights:
- Shortstop Jimmy Rollins will be recognized on the field as the Phillies' 2014 Roberto Clemente Award nominee, presented by Chevrolet.
- Plenty of Latin music at the entrance gates, including local artists Elvis Bonilla & Orchestra, DJ Wreckless, DJ Phenixvibez, and DJ Calyte, performing and playing a range of cha-cha, jazz and salsa music.
- A pregame celebration featuring an on-field presentation of 21 flags each representing a Latin country, as well as performances by Giselle Tavera and the Fuego Dance Company, the oldest and largest salsa dance company in Philadelphia. Other highlights include: the National Anthem will be sung by vocalist Nicole Toro; and performances in the 5th and 7th innings by the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club.
- A food collection to benefit Philabundance. Fans are asked to donate Goya food products to help families in need within the Latino community. Goya Foods has once again pledged to donate a minimum of 5,000 pounds of food to match the collected food products. To date, more than 40,000 pounds of food have been collected at past Goya's Latino Family Celebrations.
- Presentation of the Phillies Goya Family Service Award.
For more information on the Goya Latino Family Celebration and other Phillies theme nights, please visit www.phillies.com/themenights.