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Hispanic Heritage Month

The Seattle Mariners join our community in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, observed from September 15th - October 15th. We reserve this time to reflect on and honor the contributions that Latino-identified individuals have made to our society, as well as the diversity of our communities across the Pacific Northwest.

We are proud of the contributions and impact of our players and front office staff of Hispanic descent. From Diego Segui, who pitched in the first game in franchise history, to the dominance of Félix Hernández, the excellence of Baseball Hall of Famer Edgar Martinez and the fighting spirit of Marco Gonzales.

Hispanic Heritage Month Events

Definitions

The terms “Hispanic,” “Latino/a,” and “Latinx” are often used interchangeably, but these identifiers are not synonyms. As stated by The Human Rights Campaign, some members of the community use “Latinx” rather than Hispanic or Latino to represent the identities of non-binary, gender non-conforming and gender-expansive people. “Latinx” also centers the lives of indigenous, Brazilian and other non-Spanish speaking people in this celebration.

However the members of our community identify, the Mariners are proud to celebrate the month, reflect on how we can all work to combat social injustices for marginalized groups, and honor the multiculturalism of our communities that have made countless contributions to the fabric of our society.

Resources to Support Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrating Front Office Members

My team and I procure a wide variety of products for T-Mobile Park and all the affiliates. including: Promotional products, baseball equipment, graphics, signage, PPE, furniture, janitorial, grounds crew equipment, etc., etc.. We are here to help out whenever the need arises for any department.

I started with the Mariners before Safeco Field was built and am proud to say I helped purchase most everything in the ballpark.

What helps you feel most connected to your heritage as a member of the Latin American community?/¿Qué te ayuda a sentirte más conectado con tu herencia como miembro de la comunidad latinoamericana?

I feel the most connected to the Latin American community when I can converse with them in Spanish. Being bilingual has been very beneficial to me through out my career. It came in handy when I was part of the team that built our Dominican Academy in 2014.

I grew up in South Texas and try to maintain the culture and heritage of my Mexican family.

To provide a visual security presence to our guests and staff. And to ensure the safety of the building and premises.

  • I was born in San Diego, CA and raised in a small town in Palmdale, CA.
  • I have 4 sisters and 2 brothers.
  • I played Baseball, Track, Football, Tennis, & Volleyball.
  • I am a licensed minister.
  • I have been married to my Hawaiian Prince for 21 years.
  • And first to graduate from college.

What helps you feel most connected to your heritage as a member of the Latin American community?/¿Qué te ayuda a sentirte más conectado con tu herencia como miembro de la comunidad latinoamericana?

For me, it is the core values that tie the Latin/Hispanic cultures together. Strong relationships that instill the importance of Honor, good manners and respect. Not to mention the Fiestas, which to me are the best way to become immersed in our cultures today. It is also knowing who we are, so that we can become better stewards in serving others, and help make this world a better place through our service and actions.

Develop treatment plans and coordinate the rehabilitation for our rehab players.

What helps you feel most connected to your heritage as a member of the Latin American community?/¿Qué te ayuda a sentirte más conectado con tu herencia como miembro de la comunidad latinoamericana?

Our culture is something that no matter what place life takes you; It will always be present.

I work alongside members of the International Scouting Department, and assist in the process of scouting and signing young international players from across Latin America and Asia.

What helps you feel most connected to your heritage as a member of the Latin American community?/¿Qué te ayuda a sentirte más conectado con tu herencia como miembro de la comunidad latinoamericana?

Whenever I have the chance to speak to my grandfather I always feel a distinct connection to my Cuban heritage. Growing up I spent most of my childhood in my grandparent's household, and any time my grandfather and I have the chance to chat I can't help but flash back to the sights, sounds and stories from my youth that are grounded in Cuban culture.

I'm the daughter of Mexican immigrants, a proud Gonzaga grad (Go Zags!), and a member of the Accounting/Finance Department for the Seattle Mariners. As part of my role, I assist in tracking all revenues and expenses (including those in our Dominican Republic Training Academy). We work with external and internal customers/vendors to properly record all transactions in our books. Every month, we put the transactions together to report on the financial statements. To ensure financials are complete and accurate, we also oversee internal controls (i.e. checks-and-balances) throughout the organization. Every day brings a new challenge and a new opportunity, which is what keeps me excited about my role.

What helps you feel most connected to your heritage as a member of the Latin American community?/¿Qué te ayuda a sentirte más conectado con tu herencia como miembro de la comunidad latinoamericana?

Growing up in two different countries has helped shaped my view of the world and different cultures. I still have family living in Central Mexico. Talking with them and visiting them has kept me the most connected. I also speak to my parents in Spanish, listen to music in Spanish, and celebrate Mexican holidays (such as Mexican Independence Day and Día de Los Muertos), which all help me stay connected to my heritage. I have friends who are from different parts of Mexico and other parts of Latin America, and I love learning about their culture and traditions as well!

I oversee Legal, Government Affairs, Community, and People areas of the Club. I'm second generation Mexican-American, born and raised in Los Angeles. I attended Santa Monica College and Cal State Northridge, and law school at Gonzaga. I played baseball in college, and have coached high school and youth baseball. I have three kids who keep me busy, including a son who plays baseball at Whitman College and a daughter who recently started at George Washington University.

What helps you feel most connected to your heritage as a member of the Latin American community?/¿Qué te ayuda a sentirte más conectado con tu herencia como miembro de la comunidad latinoamericana?

Opportunities to connect with Latina/os in the PNW, including through professional organizations, supports my connection with my heritage. Additionally, I've developed a group of friends with common backgrounds who keep me grounded with my Mexican-American heritage. And food and sounds (music) are always important connections.

As Video Editor, I create a lot of the content that gets put on MarinersVision. I also film game action, interviews, and player shoots. I love creating content and the story telling that comes along with it. It is something that I have loved since I was young and I have been blessed to be in this industry that I love so much.

What helps you feel most connected to your heritage as a member of the Latin American community?/¿Qué te ayuda a sentirte más conectado con tu herencia como miembro de la comunidad latinoamericana?

My parents raised me to never forget my roots. It has always been something that I have been proud of. Both of my parents were born and raised in Mexico and moved to the U.S. when they married. As I was growing up, they made sure to incorporate our Mexican traditions and tell my sister and I the same stories they heard as children. I grew up eating the same food they did and they also made sure to take me to Mexico several times growing up to truly embrace my heritage and be proud of where my family is from. I am proud to be Mexican!

Mis responsabilidades primarias son asegurar las operaciones del estadio, específicamente los departamentos de servicio al cliente, seguridad, limpieza y operaciones generales.

Embarque en esta carrera en el 2010 en un programa de pasante con los Pirates de Pittsburgh, el cual logre conseguir un trabajo fijo para la temporada del 2011. De ese entonces me he mantenido en la industria de béisbol.

Soy un orgulloso padre de Victoria Isabel y esposo de Carla. Residimos en West Seattle donde nos puedes encontrar bailando en la cocina, comiendo en los restaurantes locales o caminado con nuestra perra Coco.

What helps you feel most connected to your heritage as a member of the Latin American community?/¿Qué te ayuda a sentirte más conectado con tu herencia como miembro de la comunidad latinoamericana?

Es importante para nosotros como hijos de puertorriqueños mantener, honrar y educar a nuestra hija en nuestra historia. Adicionalmente mi familia me mantiene conectado a mi herencia latina, con ese amor y calor latino.

Somos Boricuas, aunque naciéramos en la luna.

I am currently the Shipping & Receiving Manager which is part of the Procurement Department. My primary responsibilities include receiving all items that come into the stadium for all baseball related deliveries in addition to all outgoing packages. Also responsible for managing the Mariners' warehouse.

What helps you feel most connected to your heritage as a member of the Latin American community?/¿Qué te ayuda a sentirte más conectado con tu herencia como miembro de la comunidad latinoamericana?

Both of my parents are Spanish-American descent. When I attended Washington State University (WSU), I was a member of the Chicano Student Studies Program which enabled me to pursue many undergraduate opportunities for my future career. I have always identified with the Hispanic community and support all Latino efforts to help people reach their full potential.

Teaching and helping others is my passion. I consider myself a humble person and very enthusiastic. Always looking for new trends in education and new things that could help our players be better as a person and as professionals. Working side by side with our coaches in leading our players to dominate the zone. Creating a holistic academic curriculum that will fit our needs, making a difference in giving our players an education for life.

What helps you feel most connected to your heritage as a member of the Latin American community?/¿Qué te ayuda a sentirte más conectado con tu herencia como miembro de la comunidad latinoamericana?

The music (El Merengue, La Salsa), the food, hot weather, beautiful beaches but most important, my family!

I work in corporate partnerships activating contracts. A sponsorship contract will consist of assets which include a multimedia package featuring promotions/signage/hospitality/etc. to best meet marketing and/or community initiatives. I have a select list of sponsors and ensure all of the elements in their package are being fulfilled and then provide proof of performance.

My parents are immigrants and worked in the fields at night (cherries, asparagus, potato's) when they slept during the day I would take my little brother and sister outside to play. There was a baseball field across the street and we would go watch my friends. Over time we helped with concessions, tickets, announcing etc. When I was about to graduate high school and my counselor asked me what I wanted to do I said I wanted to recreate this sense of community for other people. What better way than to do it on the largest scale at the Mariners.

What helps you feel most connected to your heritage as a member of the Latin American community?/¿Qué te ayuda a sentirte más conectado con tu herencia como miembro de la comunidad latinoamericana?

What helps me feel most connected is spending time with my family and eating lots of food. I am older now and live in western Washington while my parents live in Eastern Washington. While I'm away I feel connected by listening to Spanish music (Selena, Mazz).