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Hispanic Heritage Night - October 14

By Admin, 10/09/17, 5:45PM EDT


The "Boys in Blue" host Miami FC for Hispanic Heritage Night

INDIANAPOLIS (October 9, 2017) - Indy Eleven is pleased to release full details for the club’s Third Annual “Hispanic Heritage Night” as “Indiana’s Team” battles Miami FC at 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, October 14, presented by Indiana Donor Network & Financial Center.
The festivities begin at 1:30 P.M. with authentic performances by the Ballet Folklorico Mosaicos and the Peruvian Association as part of a packed pre-game in the Honda Fun Zone featuring Radio Latina, Exitos, & La Pantera. In addition, a special recognition for retiring Indy Eleven midfielder Gerardo Torrado will take place at midfield prior to kickoff.
“Indy Eleven is proud to continue fostering our relationship with the Hispanic community in Indianapolis,” said Indy Eleven Community Relations Manager, Bianca Velez. “A growing segment of an already massive part of our fanbase, we are thrilled to be able to represent over five different countries this weekend as we celebrate the sport that has brought us together in Indianapolis.”
Indy Eleven will also be honoring the team’s 11 “Campeones de la Comunidad” at halftime. This year’s honorees include:

  • Gloria Jimenez – Director of Fund Development & Community Engagement, Indiana Latino Institute
  • Pavel Polanco-Safadit – Director of Jazz at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana; Executive Director of Amigos Latino Center
  • Rafael Sanchez – Anchor, WRTV6
  • Gustavo Ochoa – Reporter & Founder of Casillero Deportivo
  • Selene Hernandez Buquer – Senior Scientist, Eli Lilly Company
  • Jhani Laupus – Youth Ambassador Exchange, Indiana Partners of the Americas
  • Rafael Sanchez – President, Indianapolis Power & Light Company
  • Edwin Arellano – Executive Director, Latino Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence Inc. 
  • Morella Dominguez – Community Relations/Marketing Director, Shalom Health Care Center
  • Maria Luisa Tishner – Education, IU Health
  • Maryori Duarte-Sheffield – Health Educator, Marion County Public Health Department

In addition, the “Gerardo Torrado 4-Pack Special” will make it easy for your group or family to enjoy the match. This limited-edition $40 ticket-and-memorabilia package highlighting the Mexican midfield legend includes:

  • Four tickets (Endline sections)
  • Four autographed Gerardo Torrado game posters
  • Participation in an exclusive post-game “meet-and-greet” session with “El Borrego” himself!

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Single-game tickets for the afternoon kickoff at IUPUI’s Carroll Stadium start at $11 and can be purchased here online or by phone at 317-685-1100, Monday-Friday during regular business hours. In additions, all students with a valid college ID can purchase the best-priced seat in the house at

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