HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed by Americans each year from September 15 – October 15. During this time of recognition and celebration, the histories, cultures and contributions of Americans with ancestry from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South American are highlighted. September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Mexico and Chile also celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18. The Detroit Lions and the NFL celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by recognizing the contributions made to the United States by Hispanic and Latino Americans.
At the Lions vs Broncos game on September 27, the National Anthem will be performed by Barbara Padilla, a Mexican-American operatic soprano who dazzled audiences on the fourth season of NBC’s America’s Got Talent securing the fourth runner up position. The Guadalajara born singer is a Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor whom doctor’s predicted would never sing again after aggressive chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
During the game fans will see a heartwarming story about Manny Ramirez, #63 of the Detroit Lions. After four years away from Detroit, Manny Ramirez returns to the city where his NFL career started and visits the Ford Resource Engagement Center at the Mexicantown Mercado in Southwest Detroit where he gives back to the Hispanic community.
GAME PRESENTED BY THE SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN FORD DEALERS
The Southeast Michigan Ford Dealers consist of 47 Ford Dealerships that span across nine counties in Southeast Michigan. They’ve been serving Southeast Michigan for over 100 years and are devoted to bringing their customers the best possible prices and selection of Ford vehicles. The Southeast Michigan Ford Dealers pride themselves on their integrity and reliability, and that is the reason why customers come back year after year, generation after generation.
HALFTIME: REMEMBERING CHARLIE SANDERS
The halftime presentation is dedicated to remembering Detroit Lion and Pro Football Hall of Famer #88 Charlie Sanders who passed away on July 2, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. Detroit Lions players will wear the #88 on their helmets for the entire season in honor of Charlie Sanders. Charlie’s Hall of Fame enshrinement yellow jacket and bust are proudly displayed near the Pro Shop at Gate A.
SHOW YOUR PRIDE PRESENTED BY PEPSI®
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