Phillies ‘Goya Latino Family Celebration’ Returns on September 12

Phillies ‘Goya Latino Family Celebration’ Returns on September 12

Largest Hispanic-owned food company to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Phillies


PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ — Goya Foods, the largest

Hispanic-owned food company in the United States, will once again join the Phillies in hosting the “Goya Latino Family Celebration” on Friday, September 12, at Citizens Bank Park. The event — which pays tribute to Hispanic Heritage Month with musical performances, foods with Latin flavor, and a special ticket discount — will take place before and during the 7:05 p.m. Phillies-Brewers game. This is the 7th year the Phillies will host the celebration.


— Fans are asked to donate food to Philabundance to help needy families

in the Latino community. Goya Foods has pledged to donate a minimum of

5,000 pounds of food. Toyota will also aid in the collection, and

provide vehicles to deliver the food to Philabundance.

— Latin Grammy nominee Kevin Ceballo, who has sold millions of albums,

will sing the National Anthem and perform on-field.

— Music and dancing by Goya’s K Company Dancers (who have performed

around the country), Fuego Dance Company (which won “Entertainer of the

Year” at the 2008 Hispanic Choice Awards and are the first Latin dance

company to open an independent dance studio in North Philadelphia),

Jimmy Jorge & The Latin Express, La Familia Rojas Dance Team and Band

(the oldest folkloric dance company in Philadelphia), and S.T.E.P. &

Caliente Dancers.

— Tribute of 21 flags of Latino countries.

— The presentation of the Phillies 2008 Latino Legend award to Mariano


— Food with Latin flavor will be available at concession stands,

including Goya food products.

— Secretary of the Commonwealth Pedro Cortes will be recognized pre-game.


ABOUT GOYA: Founded in 1936, Goya Foods, Inc. is not only America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company, but has established itself as the leader in Latin American food and condiments. Goya manufactures, packages and distributes over 1,500 high-quality food products from the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America. Goya products have their roots in the culinary traditions of Hispanic communities around the world; their combination of authentic ingredients, robust seasonings and convenient preparation make them ideal for every taste and every table. For more info on Goya Foods, please visit

Phillies ‘Goya Latino Family Celebration’ Returns on September 12