Contact: Elaine Rosales
Hartford, Conn. - It is with great pleasure that Identidad Latina Hispanic Newspaper in Connecticut invites you to the 5th Annual 2009 "Latino de Oro" Awards Ceremony. This year, the event will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 6:00 pm in the Theater of the Performing Arts at the Learning Corridor, on 359 Washington St. Hartford, CT 06106.
The awards are designed to recognize men and women in the state who have made a significant contribution to our community and have shown outstanding background in their field. The event ceremony will start with a reception including a buffet of typical Latin-American foods; live Latin musicians will also be providing entertainment prior to the ceremony.
Back for its second year in a row will be Identidad Latina's own "Golden Carpet," conducted by Joyce Bolaños & Jose Vega. Attendees will be able to walk through it and experience the glamour of Hollywood with photographers in hand. The main ceremony will be conducted by Luz Ramos and Darvin Garcia.
Please find below the list of winners that were selected by a special panel of community leaders, who reviewed the nominations very carefully and after a very difficult decision came together to present their final decision:
*Politics -- Jim Himes, Congressman Connecticut's 4th District
*Education -- Agnes Quinones, Education Consultant of CT Dept. of Education
*Sports -- Jorge Morales, Roberto Clemente League Coach
*Arts & Culture -- Balam Soto, Modern Art Master Artist
*Music -- Lorena Garay, Classical, Spanish and Latin Guitarist
*Health -- Juan Figueroa, President of the Universal Health Care Foundation of CT
*Media -- Raffi Mendoza, Radio Host of LATINA 1230 AM
*Student of the Year -- Roberto Cruz, Mastery Student of Public Health at Connecticut University
*Community Service Lcdo -- Jeffrey Dressler, Attorney and Founder of Mega Education Program
*Lifetime Achievement -- Francisco Donis, Professor of CCSU and President of the Latin American
As part of the event, we prepare a Commemorative Magazine, which will be distributed during the event and thru all our sponsored events in 2010. This full-color magazine is something which you should consider using as a great opportunity to publish your advertisement or to send out congratulations to the winners. The deadline to submit your ad is October 16, 2009.
If you are interested to learn more about this event, including the selection criteria for the winners, please go to www.latinodeoro.org or contact Adelia Santa-Cruz, Director of Sales and Public Relations at 860-231-9891 or 860-965-5646 by the stated deadline.
The event is open to the public and has a cost of $45.00 per ticket. There are student group discounts available for the event. For more information and confirmation of your assistance, please call (860) 231-9891 or (860) 965-5646.