MIAMI, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Delivering on its mission to bring Latino sports fans closer to their favorite athletes and teams, Fox Pan American Sports LLC today announced the return of Premios Fox Sports(TM) to South Florida following pan-regional events in Mexico City (Mexico) and Buenos Aires (Argentina) last year. The seventh edition of Premios Fox Sports(TM) will be held on December 10, 2009 at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida and will benefit the Ganley Foundation, a non-profit organization that seeks to raise awareness about depression and suicide.
Premios Fox Sports(TM) is the first and only awards program of its kind to recognize the contributions and accomplishments of US Hispanic and Latin American athletes and personalities from the world of sports both on and off the field. This year’s awards program will be telecast live to more than 26 million households in the United States and Latin America and will bring together the very best in Latino sports and entertainment.
“Fox Pan American Sports is tremendously excited to return Premios Fox Sports(TM) to South Florida where we will celebrate and telecast from its new home at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino,” said Patrick Ilabaca, vice president of event marketing for Fox Pan American Sports. “We’re confident that with the support of our sponsors, the sports and entertainment community, and our loyal fans, the 7th Annual Premios Fox Sports(TM) will not only raise significant funds for the Ganley Foundation, but will also become one of our best and most memorable awards shows to date,” added Ilabaca.
Viewers to Cast Votes via Internet
Starting today and through December 9, fans across the United States and Latin America will be able to participate in this year’s event by casting their vote online at the official Premios Fox Sports(TM) website premiosfoxsports.com for Viewers’ Choice Awards recognizing the best goals scored during the 2009 editions of Fox Sports en Espanol and Fox Sports Latin America’s exclusive soccer tournaments.
Complete with athlete and featured artist profiles, exclusive backstage interviews and behind the scenes footage, premiosfoxsports.com also features video clips and photo galleries to help fans in their selection of the Best Goal of UEFA Champions League, Best Goal of Copa Santander Libertadores and Best Goal of InterLiga(TM).
First-Ever Miss Premios Fox Sports(TM)
Marking another first for Premios Fox Sports(TM), this year’s edition will delight sports fans all over the world with its first ever Miss Premios Fox Sports award. Recognizing the beauty and grace of female sports fans, the inaugural sports-themed Miss Premios Fox Sports beauty pageant will feature 29 contestants from throughout South America, the Caribbean, North America and Central America.
Sports fans can now vote for their favorite contestant by visiting premiosfoxsports.com. Based on total votes received, 10 semifinalists will be selected and go on to compete in a live swimsuit and evening competition during the seventh edition of Premios Fox Sports(TM). The winner will receive a one-year spokesperson contract, a $1,000 cash prize and the opportunity to join Fox Sports en Espanol and Fox Sports’ prestigious team of on-air personalities and commentators.
Open to corporate sponsors and benefiting the Ganley Foundation, this year’s live awards program will be preceded by two official Premios Fox Sports(TM) events. The Premios Fox Sports(TM) Golf Classic will take place the morning of December 9 at Parkland Golf & Country Club and later that evening The Poker Room at Seminole Paradise will host the First Annual Premios Fox Sports(TM) Poker Tournament.
About Fox Pan American Sports
Fox Pan American Sports LLC, operator of Fox Sports en Espanol and Fox Sports Latin America, is an international sports programming and production entity jointly owned by HM Capital Partners LLC and News Corporation’s (NYSE: NWS) Fox Sports International.
Premios Fox Sports(TM), now in its seventh edition, is Fox Pan American Sports’ signature annual event and the first and only awards program of its kind to celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of U.S. Hispanic and Latin American athletes both on and off the field. Voted on by fans and an expert panel of judges, winners will be crowned during the official Premios Fox Sports(TM) 7a Edicion awards ceremony on December 10, 2009 at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The show will be telecast live to more than 26 million households through Fox Sports en Espanol in the United States and Fox Sports Latin America throughout the Spanish-speaking Americas.
About Ganley Foundation
The Ganley Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, creates awareness and educates communities about depression and suicide among adolescents. Ganley Foundation works to break through the challenges and stigmas that prevent proper intervention and treatment for depression. In 2004 the foundation launched The Crusade for Awareness(TM) campaign which was created to promote mental health by educating youth and their parents about the signs, consequences and prevention of depression. Through education, young people will be able to recognize the signs of depression in themselves and their peers. Their mission is to save lives through mental health awareness. For more information, please visit ganleyfoundation.org.
SOURCE Fox Pan American Sports LLC