The Colorado Rockies are now accepting nominations for the 2012 Hispanic Adult Leadership Award, to be presented during September in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Awareness Month at Coors Field. Nominations are being accepted beginning today with a deadline of August 3, 2012.  Nomination packets may be obtained online at www.coloradorockies.com/hispanic, or by calling (303) ROCKIES.

In September, the Rockies will be honoring several individuals in the Hispanic community.  These efforts will culminate in a celebration of Hispanic Heritage during a pregame ceremony on Sunday, September 23, when the team will honor the winner of the 2012 Hispanic Adult Leadership Award. The club will also honor several youth winners of the 2012 Youth Essay Contest on the same day.  The pregame ceremonies at Coors Field on September 23 will include cultural and musical entertainment. This season marks the 10th year that the Colorado Rockies organization has honored exceptional youth and adult leaders in the Hispanic community.  

The Colorado Rockies Hispanic Adult Leadership Award was developed 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 who are actively involved in the Hispanic community, but they need not be Hispanic themselves.  The overall award winner will receive 2013 Rockies Season Tickets and have their name placed on a plaque displayed inside the Coors Field home plate entrance.

Any media outlet wishing to cover any of the events associated with Hispanic Heritage Month at Coors Field throughout September should contact the Rockies Communications/Public Relations Department at (303) 312-2325.