Scholarships, education, y béisbol are the aim of Latino
Scholarship Night with the Toledo Mud Hens
By La Prensa Staff
is once again selling tickets to the annual Latino
Scholarship Night at the Toledo Mud Hens game, scheduled for
Thursday, July 18, 2019.
La Prensa’s sales manager, Adrianne Kolasinski, said that this was the
of the successful scholarship event in Toledo.
The event recognizes Latino scholars attending a variety of
colleges and community colleges such as Owens Community College,
Lourdes University, The University of Toledo, Miami University,
and Bowling Green State University. High school students are
also acknowledged. The students are recognized during a special
pregame ceremony at Fifth Third Field.
Other groups involved are Latins United, Spanish American
Organization (SAO), and Club Taino. All are social
clubs that enhance cultural identity and remembrances and
emphasize the importance of education.
Chevo Torres (president of Latins United)
the social club has awarded $5,000 in scholarships “to the
following deserving high school and college students”:
Alexandra Huerta (Lourdes University), Kathryn Urrutia
(Sylvania Southview HS grad), Analicia Soria (Central
Catholic HS grad), Liliana Barrera-Román (Univ. of
Toledo), Micaela Serratos (Central Catholic HS grad),
Danielle Miranda (Bowling Green State University),
Frankie Lizcano (St. John’s Jesuit HS grad), Caleb
Bradley (Clay HS grad), Michael Serratos (Univ. of
Toledo), and Reyann Kruger (Perrysburg HS grad). Each
student receives a scholarship for $500. Latins United/Latinos
Unidos is one of the oldest Latin social clubs in the Midwest.
According to Mary Morales of SAO, scholarship recipients
include: Samantha Torres [Owens Community College
criminal justice major, $833], Gina Managhan [Owens
Community College criminal justice major, $833], Alexia Marie
Rudnicki [Lourdes University, Nursing major, $1,000],
Stephanie Martínez [Lourdes University, Business
Administration major, $1,000], Ellie Rodríguez
[University of Toledo, Nursing major, $500], and Dominic
Rodríguez [Miami University of Ohio, International Studies
with Russian major and Spanish minor, $500].
The Toledo Mud Hens will take on the Durham Bulls at 7:05
p.m. that night at Fifth Third Field. The night’s agenda
includes fireworks after the
The festivities begin about 5:30PM with El Corazón de México
folkloric dancers entertaining with Mexican cultural dance
before the baseball game, beginning at the home plate entrance
at Huron and Washington Streets. Elaina Hernández is its
include pitches by Anita López, Lucas County Auditor. Tejano
diva Yvonne Ramos Ibarra of Yvonne y Fuego will
sing the National Anthem.
will be recognized on the field about 6:30PM.
JR Gómez y Los Conjunto Bandits from Austin, Texas at adjacent
Tejano/conjunto band from Austin, Texas—JR Gómez y Los
Conjunto Bandits— will perform at adjacent Hensville Park
from 8 to 10 p.m. JR Gómez has been musically associated with
legendary groups such as: Jimmy González and Grupo Mazz, Jay
Pérez, La Fiebre, and A.B. Quintanilla III. His
conjunto band has performed at many venues including: Tejano
Music Awards Fan Fair and the Tejano Conjunto Festival
in San Antonio; and Tejano Night in Wharton, Texas.
JR Gómez and his band are looking forward to their first stop in
Thursday, we will be in Toledo, Ohio performing for La Prensa
Scholarship Night. Thank you to Jaime Mancha and everyone
that made this possible. We are ready to rock the house Texas
La Familia Mancha Entertainment
is co-sponsoring the band from Texas. Tickets may be purchased
by contacting Adrianne of La Prensa at
419-870-2797, Rico at 419-870-6565, or Jaime at
La Prensa wishes
to thank the Toledo Mud Hens for their tremendous support
of scholarship, education, the students, and the various groups
involved. What makes the Toledo Mud Hens’ experience so unique
is that it is one of the oldest such events and it represents
community involvement with the Latino communities. Almost 30
percent of MLB baseball players are Latino. Countries such as
the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Venezuela, and México have fielded
superb players. So has Puerto Rico, part of the USA.