DENVER — The Denver Broncos will honor Telemundo Denver President and General Manager Andres Chaparro as the NFL and Verizon's Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award recipient in a pregame ceremony before Sunday's game against Oakland (2:25 p.m. MDT kickoff).
As part of the NFL's celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, 32 Hispanic leaders were selected across the league to receive the award. Each recipient will pick an organization of their choice that serves the local Hispanic community to receive a $2,000 donation.
The theme of this year's Hispanic Heritage Month recognition is "Feel the Orgullo." In Spanish, the word "orgullo" means pride. Latino players, fans and coaches have a strong sense of pride not only in their culture but also in their team and the NFL.
During Hispanic Heritage Month, the NFL and its 32 teams will amplify the rich history, heritage and tradition of Latinos, and honor the positive impact they have had on the game and country.
Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, fans can visit www.NFL.com/HispanicHeritage for a look at the personal stories of Hispanic players, past and present, who have left a lasting legacy on the NFL. NFL teams will enhance the celebration with local efforts throughout the month including local community outreach in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.