“Mundial Sports Network has a long tradition of supporting education and giving back to the community. It is a true honor to be able to help a future leader’s education through the work of the Jackie Robinson Foundation.”
New York, NY (PRWEB) May 01, 2013
Mundial Sports Network (http://www.mundialsportsnetwork.com), the leading sports network reaching Latinos, announced today that it will sponsor a scholar through the Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF), a public, not-for-profit organization that provides scholarships and vital mentoring and leadership training skills to academically gifted students of color. This award is the first scholarship awarded by a Hispanic-owned company to the Jackie Robinson Foundation in its 40 year history.
“I am very proud that Mundial Sports Network is the first Hispanic-owned company to fund a Jackie Robinson scholar.” said Felix Sención, CEO and Founder of Mundial Sports Network. “Mundial Sports Network has a long tradition of supporting education and giving back to the community. It is a true honor to be able to help a future leader’s education through the work of the Jackie Robinson Foundation.”
“We are delighted to welcome Mundial Sports Network to our growing number of supporters,” said Della Britton Baeza, President and CEO of the Jackie Robinson Foundation. “It is particularly heartening to know that they share in our commitment to narrowing the achievement gap in higher education while preparing leaders to take on the challenges of a changing global society.”
The official announcement and grant of the award will take place on Thursday, May 2nd from 6– 10:30pm at an exclusive Digital Content New Front event hosted by Mundial Sports Network and will feature multiple sports and broadcast celebrities in attendance. The event will be taking place at the brand new, state-of-the-art, Nevada Smiths Sports Bar located at 100 3rd avenue and 13th street in NYC.
To RSVP for the event and for more information, please contact Selena Di Iorio at 212-213-1400, or send email to rsvp(at)mundialgroup(dot)net.
About Mundial Sports Network
Mundial Sports Network is a leading Latino sports media company based in New York. Founded in 1999 by entrepreneur Felix Sención, voted by Crain's as one of their "40 under 40" to watch, Mundial offers advertisers direct access to the highly coveted U.S. Hispanic male sports fan. The Mundial Sports Network is #1 in reaching US Hispanics online (Ranking based on Mundial Sports Network's custom-defined ranking based on comScore data.) Coupled with its print magazines, Futbol Mundial, Beisbol Mundial and Boxeo Mundial, Mundial Sports Network’s ability to reach and engage U.S. Hispanic male sports fans uniquely positions the company to deliver incredible value on behalf of its advertiser partners.
About The Jackie Robinson Foundation
Established in 1973, the Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) is the nation's premier education and leadership development program. Transcending financial assistance, the Foundation equips its scholarship recipients with a comprehensive set of support services including internship placement, career guidance, and practical life skills, resulting in a nearly 100% graduation rate, more than twice the national average for minority students. The over 1,400 JRF alumni are both leaders in their professional fields and consummate ambassadors of Jackie Robinson's legacy of community service. This 2012-2013 academic year, JRF is providing generous financial aid and program support to 181 Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars representing 30 states and the District of Columbia and enrolled in 87 different colleges and universities across the country.