Latino Students to Benefit from Coors’ $40,000 Donation to Hispanic Association of...

Latino Students to Benefit from Coors’ $40,000 Donation to Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities; Donation Presented in Phoenix at Coors Light Gira Onda Norteña Featuring Popular Norteño Group Los Tucanes de Tijuana



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Phoenix, AZ–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–November 9, 2005–The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) today announced that Coors Brewing Company will make a $40,000 donation to the Coors Light Academic Success in Education Fund (CLASE). The funds will be presented Nov. 19 in Phoenix onstage at the Coors Light sponsored Los Tucanes de Tijuana concert at Park n Swap. The donation is part of Coors’ ongoing partnership with HACU through which 240 Latino students have received scholarships since the year 2000.

“With help from the contributions of Coors, we can continue to provide scholarships, educational and career programs for Latinos in the United States and Puerto Rico,” said Dr. Antonio R. Flores, president and CEO of HACU. “The CLASE scholarship gives students the chance to become leaders on campus and leaders in their communities.”

“The CLASE scholarship program is a great opportunity for Coors and HACU to fulfill a need in the Latino community,” said Olga Garcia, corporate relations manager for Coors Brewing Company. “Giving back to the community is something we feel strongly about at Coors Brewing Company and we’re proud of our association with an organization that makes a tremendous difference helping Latino students reach their potential.”

To qualify for a $1,000 CLASE Scholarship, students must be 21 or older and full-time or part-time graduate students in the U.S. including Puerto Rico at one of HACU’s over 450 member institutions with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Students in all disciplines are encouraged apply.

HACU’s general scholarship application, which includes the CLASE program, is available in English and Spanish in PDF format under the “Student Resources” section of HACU’s web site at www.hacu.net

The Nov. 19 concert at Phoenix’s Park n Swap is part of Los Tucanes de Tijuana’s 30-city U.S. tour called Coors Light Gira Onda Norteña 2005. Los Tucanes de Tijuana has become an ambassador to Mexican music selling more than 10 million copies of its CDs globally since 1987. The band’s popularity in Northern Mexico and the U.S. has led it to become one of the most renowned Norteño bands in the world.

For more information about Los Tucanes de Tijuana, visit www.lostucanesdetijuana.com

About HACU

HACU represents over 450 member and partner colleges and universities in the U.S. and Puerto Rico that collectively serve three out of every four of the nation’s 1.6 million Hispanic higher education students. HACU also has over 30 International Members in Latin America and Spain. Only students attending HACU member institutions are eligible to apply for and receive scholarships administered by HACU. Visit www.hacu.net for current HACU membership lists.

About Coors Brewing Company

Coors Brewing Company is a subsidiary of Molson Coors Brewing Company, (NYSE: TAP)(TSX: TAP). It is the third largest brewer in the U.S. The company’s U.S. brands include Coors Light, Molson Canadian, Coors, Aspen Edge, Killian’s Irish Red, Keystone, Blue Moon, Coors NA and Zima XXX. For more information on Molson Coors, visit the company’s Web site, www.molsoncoors.com

Editor’s Note: Photos and B-roll footage of Los Tucanes de Tijuana is available upon request.

Latino Students to Benefit from Coors’ $40,000 Donation to Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities; Donation Presented in Phoenix at Coors Light Gira Onda Norteña Featuring Popular Norteño Group Los Tucanes de Tijuana