New York City-May 20, 2012: R. Paniagua Inc., publishers of LatinoBaseball.com will present the 22nd annual Hispanic Achievement Awards (H.A.A.) at Yankee Stadium on Sunday May 20, 2012. H.A.A honors and celebrates the very best 20 Latino middle school students from the five boroughs of New York City. H.A.A's program has proven to be a motivating experience not only for the children but for their parents, and educators alike with several past recipients having gone on to attend Ivy league Universities such as; Oxford and Harvard.
Ballots are distributed to all middle school principals for their voting nominations of their top Latino students one month prior to the ceremonies. The honored student will be feted along with two of their guest in a Stadium suite which will include all of the baseball trimmings. The students will be presented on the field prior to the start of the 1:05pm game between the New York Yankees-vs-Cincinnati Reds.
Also Dominican Yankee Star Robinson Cano will be awarded "The Citizens Award" for his outstanding contribution to the Latino community both in the US and Dominican Republic.
"For the past 22 years the H.A.A has been celebrating the outstanding academic achievements of our inner city young adults. To be able to treat them and their families to a memorable event and introducing them to a world of many possibilities has always been our mission" said Ralph Paniagua, President of R.Paniaqua Inc. "and to pay tribute to Robinson, let's him know that we appreciate his dedication to the community" he
Since 1988, H.A.A., has been committed to inspiring Latino students to become exceptional leaders. In addition to honoring the top students, a special Citizen Award will be presented to one of the Yankee ball players for their contribution and commitment to the Latino Community. The H.A.A has been funded by New York-Presbyterian Ambulatory Care Network and also by The Dominican Republic Tourism, Pay-O Matic/Western Union, Health Plus, and Cibao Meats.
The list of honoree's will be available to the viewing public on www.latinobaseball.com after May 15, 2012.
About H.A.A. and R.Paniagua Inc:The Hispanic Achievement Awards is an annual event produced by R.Paniagua, Inc (RPI). Since 1985, RPI., has bee committed to excellence. At the heart of its corporate mission, RPI has aimed in producing quality events that continue to advance
the positive success of the Latino image. RPI has delivered measurable results to our corporate partners for more than Two decades. Additionally, RPI is among the most unique marketing firms targeting U.S. based Latino audiences delivering a healthy "return on investment" for our corporate
sponsors and media partners.
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Hispanic Achievement Awards Honors Top Latino Students at Yankee Stadium and Marlins Park
May 30, 2012-New York City: The 22th annual Hispanic Achievement Awards (H.A.A.) held this month on May 20th, 2012 in New York’s Yankee Stadium and on May 27th, 2012 in South Miami-Florida’s Marlin Park, honored the top public school students in academic acheivement. The events hosted by Ralph Paniagua, feted the students and their families at a stadium suite which included all the baseball trimmings.
In addition to celebrating their academic acheivements,Yankee and Marlin stars Robinson Cano and Emilio Bonifacio were awarded the “Citizen Player of the Year Award” for their outstanding contribution to the Latino community both in the U.S. and the Dominican Republic.
Joining Ralph Paniagua in presenting the awards in New York City were, Robert Wychulis, CEO of Healthplus Amerigroup, Lucien Echevarria, U.S. Northeast Director of Dominican Republic Tourism and in Florida honoring the Dade County’s top Latino students were Gonzalo Gonzalez of BVK representing the Dominican Republic Tourism.
Since 1988, H.A.A has been committed to inspiring Latino students to become exceptional leaders in our community. Ballots are distributed to all middle school principals for their voting nominations of their top Latino students one month prior to the ceremonies.
This years events were proudly sponsored by Dominican Republic Tourism, Pay-O-Matic, Healthplus Amerigroup, NY Presbyterian Hospital-Ambulatory Care Network (ACN), Monster High Energy Drink and Cibao Meat Products.
About R.Paniagua Inc:
Since 1985, RPI's corporate mission has been to develop unique sports and entertainment content of interest to the US Spanish dominant and the assimilated Latino community. From baseball to boxing and entertainment, RPI has delivered opportunities for corporate sponsors to embrace the Latino community within a family environment delivering positive results. For additional information visit www.rpaniagua.com
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