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Scholarships, education, y béisbol are the aim of Latino Scholarship Night with the Toledo Mud Hens

By La Prensa Staff

La Prensa 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 18th year 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.  

According to 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 game.

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 director.

First pitches include pitches by Anita López, Lucas County Auditor.  Tejano diva Yvonne Ramos Ibarra of Yvonne y Fuego will sing the National Anthem.

The students will be recognized on the field about 6:30PM. 


JR Gómez y Los Conjunto Bandits from Austin, Texas at adjacent Hensville Park

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 Toledo: “Next 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 style!

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 419-309-5976. 

EDITOR’S NOTE: 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.


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Revised: 07/16/19 20:59:53 -0700.




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