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BUFFALO BILLS HONOR LUCY CANDELARIO THROUGH THE NFL HISPANIC HERITAGE LEADERSHIP AWARDS

BUFFALO BILLS HONOR LUCY CANDELARIO THROUGH THE NFL HISPANIC HERITAGE LEADERSHIP AWARDS



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BUFFALO BILLS HONOR LUCY CANDELARIO THROUGH THE NFL HISPANIC HERITAGE LEADERSHIP AWARDS

The Buffalo Bills have selected Lucy Candelario as the recipient of the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award.

The NFL and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) have partnered for the third annual NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards during the 2013 celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The awards recognize the contributions of Hispanic leaders in each NFL market.


The Bills will honor Candelario on September 29 at their Hispanic Heritage game against the Baltimore Ravens.

Candelario, a Buffalo native, served as the Executive Director of West Side Community Service for the past 18 years and recently became the Executive Director at The Belle Center. She serves a community that is often seen as marginalized and brings stability, support and opportunities for engagement through a variety of human services. Additionally, Candelario is a Board member of the West Buffalo Charter School where promoting educational excellence for vulnerable children is a priority. Other organizations that Canderlario remains heavily involved with include the Buffalo Prenatal-Perinatal Network, Inc., and the Community Action Organization.

Each award recipient will select an organization of their choice that serves the local community to receive a $2,000 donation.

Candelario has chosen The Belle Center to receive this donation. The Belle Center is a multi-purpose community center that provides comprehensive programs and services to the citizens of Western New York. The Center is host to over 15 programs and services that have been implemented to effectively meet the needs of the 350 persons who frequent the Center on a daily basis.

Contacts:
Anna Stolzenburg, Buffalo Bills: 716/312-8669, anna.stolzenburg@bills.nfl.net
Darlene Capiro, NFL: 212/450-2175, darlene.capiro@nfl.com
Antonio Tijerino, HHF: 703/871-4844, antonio@hispanicheritage.org

About the Hispanic Heritage Foundation
Since 1987, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) has inspired, identified, prepared and positioned Latino leaders in the classroom, community and the workforce to meet America’s priorities. HHF believes their young leaders are leaders of today not tomorrow and should make an impact on thousands of others. Please visit www.HispanicHeritage.org for more information.

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