These are selected leaders recognized through the NFL's Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards program, which highlights the contributions of Hispanic leaders in each NFL market. They will each be awarded $2,000 grant for an organization of their selection. This award aims to recognize the efforts and drive of these Hispanicleaders. Nationwide's partnership with the NFL and support of the Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards is the latest in a series of rich and authentic relationships with the Hispanic community. The sponsorship of Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards aligns with Nationwide's goal of partnering with organizations that share the company's values of improving the lives of others and giving back to the community.
PASTOR RUSTY PRICE
PRESIDENT, CAMINO COMMUNITY CENTER
Pastor Rusty Price has been an advocate of the Hispanic and greater Charlotte community for over 25 years. Pastor Price's Camino Community Center currently oversees Bethesda Health Center (free clinic), Camino Pantry (groceries for families in crisis), Camino Thrift (retail fundraising/donations) and the Way of Hope Homeless Ministry. Pastor Price has been instrumental in helping individuals and families address widespread needs from food, health, transportation and shelter to professional services. On behalf of Pastor Price, the Camino Community Center will be receiving a $2,000 grant.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
VICE PRESIDENT AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CITY YEAR NEW ORLEANS
Is the Vice President and Executive Director of City Year New Orleans. City Year is a service organization devoted to keeping public education students in school and on track to graduate and is built on the belief through service we can demonstrate the power and idealism of young people, engage citizens to benefit the common goodand develop young leaders of the next generation. In 2005, City Year Louisiana was founded in response to the overwhelming service needs following Hurricane Katrina. Today, they serve over 5,500 students in six New Orleans schools. On behalf of Pegqy Mendoza, City Year New Orleans will be receiving a $2,000 grant.
NEW YORK GIANTS
SURVIVOR CANCER ADVOCATE
A breast cancer survivor and advocate, Awilda Diaz-Cruz was diagnosed with stage 3 inflammatory breast cancer in February 2014. She halted her career, and with the support of her family, Diaz-Cruz underwent chemotherapy and radiation, using her positive outlook to move forward. Her...