Denver Broncos Honor Jim Garcia Through the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards

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The Denver Broncos have selected Jim Garcia as the recipient of the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award.

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The NFL and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) have partnered for the third annual NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards during the 2013 celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The awards recognize the contributions of Hispanic leaders in each NFL market.

The Broncos will honor Garcia on September 23 at their Hispanic Heritage game against the Oakland Raiders.

Jim Garcia is the Founder and Executive Director of Clínica Tepeyac, a non-profit organization that was established to provide health care services and health education to the most vulnerable in the Metro Denver area. Clínica Tepeyac has been recognized locally and nationally as a leading safety net health organization that provides high quality, culturally relevant health care services for those who have very limited options for their medical care. In addition to his involvement with Clínica Tepeyac, Garcia is the Co-Founder of Escuela de Guadalupe and a Founding Trustee for Arrupe Jesuit High School, which were developed to serve predominantly low-income Latino Families.

Each award recipient will select an organization of their choice that serves the local Hispanic community to receive a $2,000 donation.

Garcia has chosen Clínica Tepeyac to receive this donation. Along with providing the highest quality of medical care for patients, the staff at Clínica is equally committed to providing preventative care and education that serves to promote healthy lifestyles and strong families.

Contacts:
Darlene Capiro, NFL: 212/450-2175, darlene(dot)capiro(at)nfl(dot)com    
Antonio Tijerino, HHF: 703/871-4844, antonio(at)hispanicheritage(dot)org

About the Hispanic Heritage Foundation
Since 1987, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) has inspired, identified, prepared and positioned Latino leaders in the classroom, community and the workforce to meet America’s priorities. HHF believes their young leaders are leaders of today not tomorrow and should make an impact on thousands of others. Please visit http://www.HispanicHeritage.org for more information.

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