PUERTO RICO July 11, 2023 (NOTICIAS NEWSWIRE) Atlantino, organizers of the newly launched series of baseball events at select MLB stadiums celebrating the island of Puerto Rico, Puerto Ricos Day at the Ballpark, announced that the PRCDA (Puerto Rico Convention District Authority) has officially signed on as the presenting sponsor. The events will be held between July 18-30, 2023 in Arlington, New York, Boston, Detroit, and Atlanta.
Through its properties LatinoBaseball.com and 21 Events, Atlantino sought to create a series of baseball events recognizing Puerto Ricos rich 125-year baseball history dating back to January of 1898, and also as a source of many notable ballplayers over the years. In the Fall of 2022, the organizers partnered with the PRCDA to honor one of those memorable players, Roberto Clemente.
The participating teams in the series include the Texas Rangers, the New York Mets, the Boston Red Sox, the Detroit Tigers, and the Atlanta Braves. The players to be acknowledged include Ivn Pudge Rodrguez, Edwin Diaz, Joey Cora, Francisco Lindor, Enrique Kike Hernndez, Ramn Vzquez, Alex Cora, Javier Bez, Juan Nieves, Alex Lange, Riley Greene, Joe Jimnez and Eddie Rosario.
Activations at each game will include live or curated music, signage and videos, a Puerto Rico representative throwing out the first pitch, a pre-game on field presentation to recognized players, a booth or kiosk with giveaways, as well as broadcast promotions via television and radio with local regional sports networks (RSNs).
As part of the series, the organizers commissioned custom-designed artwork commemorating each of the Puerto Rican ballplayers, while drawing from their Puerto Rican heritage. Each player will have their one-of-a-kind framed art piece presented to them on-field prior to each game.
"Puerto Rico loves baseball for many reasons, we are proud that so many excellent players call us home. This sport is part of our tradition, of who we are, of our history. It is impossible to speak about our Island without mentioning Roberto Clemente and so many others," said Mariela Vallines, Executive Director of the PRCDA.
Its a great honor to elevate the positive image of Puerto Rican baseball since the late 1800s until today by sharing historical baseball data and recognizing the Puerto Rican baseball stars on MLB teams in 2023. By combining our expertise in Hispanic marketing and media with a passion for baseball, we aim to create memorable experiences that showcase Puerto Rico's Convention and Entertainment District, tourist destinations, vibrant culture and talented athletes," stated Ralph Paniagua, Atlantino Managing Director and Publisher of LatinoBaseball.com
The series schedule is as follows:
7/18/23 at 7:05 p.m. CT- Arlington- Texas Rangers- Ivn Pudge Rodrguez
7/20/23 at 1:10 p.m. ET- New York- New York Mets- Edwin Diaz, Joey Cora, and Francisco Lindor
7/25/23 at 7:10 p.m. ET- Boston- Boston Red Sox- Enrique Kike Hernndez, Ramn Vzquez, and Alex Cora
7/26/23 at 6:40 p.m. ET- Detroit- Detroit Tigers- Javier Bez, Juan Nieves, Alex Lange, Riley Greene
7/30/23 at 1:35 p.m. ET- Atlanta- Atlanta Braves- Joe Jimnez and Eddie Rosario
Sponsors for the various activities include the Puerto Rico Convention District Authority (PRCDA), El Distrito, Puerto Rico Convention Center, and Discover Puerto Rico.
Strategic partners, producers, and media allies for these events include LatinoBaseball.com, Skip Font, Ji Starr, HypeSmack, Zaida Colon PR, Talented Art Pro, Texas Rangers, NY Mets, Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, Atlanta Braves, NESN, SNY, and Bally Sports.
Puerto Rico Convention District Authority (PRCDA) is a public corporation created under Law Number 351 of September 2nd of 2000, as amended. Its mission is to develop and operate the Convention District, positioning Puerto Rico as a world-class business, tourism, and entertainment destination. PRCDA's objectives include efficiently managing prominent venues, revitalizing urban areas, promoting job creation and business opportunities, and acting as a facilitator in partnership with the private sector.
About Atlantino LLC
Over the past 37 years, Ralph and Joseph Paniagua have built Atlantino into a powerhouse sponsorship and activations platform for Latino sports, entertainment, experiential, and digital. Through Atlantino and the companys 21 Events, Latino Baseball (LatinoBaseball.com) and Latino Boxing media properties, Ralph has spearheaded Fortune 100 brand activations with more than 18 Major League Baseball teams, the Roberto Clemente Foundation, and more recently Golden Boy.
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