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With big game coming up, Coors Light appeals to Latino football fans


PHOENIX As official beer sponsor of the NFL, Coors Light will be helping to kick off Super Bowl XLII with a pre-game show aimed specifically at Latino NFL football fans.

The company is presenting on Feb. 2 Tazon Latino II (Latino Bowl II), the second annual nationally televised flag football game featuring former NFL players and Latino celebrities. As an added benefit for Arizona’s Hispanic community, each touchdown scored during Tazon Latino II, will mean a donation by Coors of 1,000 to the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to promote leadership development.

“Tazon Latino II is the premier Latino Super Bowl event,” Mauricio Cardenas, Coors’ chief officer for Latin America and U.S. multicultural markets, said. “It provides a unique and exciting football experience for Latino consumers. … Supporting the development of leadership skills in the community will ensure the community’s strength in the future.”

Following the game, Coors will present a check to Harry Garewal, president and chief executive officer of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Tazon Latino II will be hosted by Telemundo personalities Karim Mendiburu, Edgar Lopez and Alejandro Blanco and will be televised on Telemundo on 2 p.m. EST, 2 p.m. PST and 1 p.m. CST. Ex-NFL game participants include Marcus Allen, Rocket Ismail, Randall Cunningham, Wayne Chebret, Eric Dickerson and Fuad Reveiz. Participating Latino celebrities include Carlos Ponce, Aylin Mujica, Miguel Varoni, Julissa Bermudez, Vanesa Hauc, Alex Sirvent, Kat DaLuna and Baby Bash. Bill Gramatica and Jamal Anderson will be the live announcers in Spanish and English, respectively. The halftime show will include pop band Camila.

The game, filmed in Phoenix on Jan. 30 at the NFL Experience, also offers the opportunity for four consumers to sit on the field sidelines with the players. For a chance to win tickets to Tazon Latino II consumers can visit participating retailers.

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