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Erie's Aguirre celebrates his roots through Copa

'Piñatas' represent youthful dreams of Mexican-American owner
@JoshJacksonMiLB
October 5, 2020

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Lunes de Legacy, presented by Nationwide, shines a spotlight on Hispanic, Latino, Latina and Latinx stories throughout MiLB of those who have forged an impressive path and left a legacy in their wake. These individuals have inspired a new generation, currently writing their own

Chronicling Copa, from coast to coast

Traveling MiLB scribe details 'Fun Cup' ballpark experiences
@BensBiz
September 24, 2020

Team names and logos often tell a regionally specific story, and this is especially true in the sprawling and eccentric world that is Minor League Baseball. Copa de la Diversión, an ever-growing Hispanic fan engagement initiative, has made it possible for many more stories to be told. Copa de la

Mariachis hit high note as Greatest Gorra

After sweeping Copa de la Diversión, Albuquerque wins cap vote
@Kelsie_Heneghan
June 12, 2020

Strike up the band because the Minors has a new dinastía. After taking the first two iterations of Copa de la Diversión (or “Fun Cup”), Triple-A Albuquerque’s Mariachis de Nuevo México have added to their accolades by winning the Greatest Gorra tournament as the fans’ favorite cap. "We’ve kind of

'Greatest Gorra' tournament of hats heating up

MiLB.com staff picks favorites in Copa de la Diversión cap contest
@tylermaun
June 4, 2020

From 92 caps, one will take the crown. The Greatest Gorra tournament has entered its second round, having narrowed its collection to 46 squads from Minor League Baseball's Copa de la Diversión initiative recognizing and honoring Hispanic and Latinx communities with culturally relevant identities. Fans can cast their second round

Copa de la Diversión caps compete for top bill

Fans to vote among colorful logos, culturally meaningful designs
@Kelsie_Heneghan
May 26, 2020

Migrant workers, urban legends, churros. In its third iteration, Copa de la Diversión or “Fun Cup” continues to celebrate the culture and values of Hispanic/LatinX communities. Ninety-two Minor League teams created culturally relevant on-field identities, and now it’s your turn to pick the best! Register and vote here! The contest

Taking a look at the impact of ¡Adiós Lupus!

MiLB, Lupus Foundation join forces to raise lupus awareness
May 15, 2020

In 2018, Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB) and its Copa de la Diversión® (Fun Cup™) initiative began a partnership with the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) to develop the ¡Adiós Lupus! campaign, an in-ballpark and digital campaign designed to raise awareness of lupus among Hispanic communities and the entire MiLB fan

Whitecaps use Copa de la Diversión to connect

West Michigan forging closer ties with its sister city in Mexico
April 3, 2020

¡Ser un fan! is a content series designed to spotlight and embrace the people, programs, culture and stories that champion Copa de la Diversión's community impact and further advance Minor League Baseball's continuous efforts to diversify the game and business of baseball.Since the Class A West Michigan Whitecaps' inaugural season

MiLB awards Mariachis de Nuevo México (Albuquerque Isotopes) Copa de la Diversión winner for second consecutive year

December 9, 2019

SAN DIEGO -- Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™) today announced the Mariachis de Nuevo México (Albuquerque Isotopes) were once again selected the winner of MiLB's Copa de la Diversión™ (Fun Cup™) season-long event series. The announcement was made this morning at the Baseball Winter Meetings Opening Session.   

Legend has it: Vibes get spooky for Copa

'Lloronas de Montaña Rocosa' celebrates folkloric ghost mother
November 15, 2019

In 2020, the Rocky Mountain Vibes will be one of 22 teams participating in Minor League Baseball's Copa de la Diversión program for the first time. Out of all these teams, their vibe is the spookiest. The Vibes -- Rookie Advanced affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers -- will suit up as

Copa ready to reach higher in third season

More than 20 new teams join Hispanic fan engagement program
November 14, 2019

This is community service and engagement. These are new identities and recharged returning concepts. This is Copa 3.0.Minor League Baseball's award-winning initiative of cultural engagement with Hispanic and Latinx communities across the country, Copa de la Diversión returns in 2020 for its third season with more teams than ever. A

Flying Squirrels? No, Ardillas Voladoras!

Guest reporter Canetti examines Richmond's Copa identity
October 21, 2019

The author of this article is guest contributor Jae Canetti, who is in his senior year at the Washington, D.C.-area Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. In 2018, Jae wrote about watching the "Jefes" play at Brooklyn's MCU Park. This article provides an account of a unique evening

Latino champions of Sacramento: Pattie Gomez and Isidro Cabrera

October 16, 2019

¡Ser un fan! is a content series designed to spotlight and embrace the people, programs, culture and stories that champion Copa de la Diversión's community impact and further advance Minor League Baseball's continuous efforts to diversify the game and business of baseball.As part of the third edition of Minor League

Bastidas brings Latino leadership to Caballeros

Charlotte's Latino marketing outreach coordinator shares journey
September 16, 2019

¡Ser un fan! is a content series designed to spotlight and embrace the people, programs, culture and stories that champion Copa de la Diversión's community impact and further advance Minor League Baseball's continuous efforts to diversify the game and business of baseball.As part of the second edition of Minor League

Literacy and baseball: A perfect combination

RiverDogs incorporate reading program into their Copa efforts
August 19, 2019

¡Ser un fan! is a content series designed to spotlight and embrace the people, programs, culture and stories that champion Copa de la Diversión community impact and further advance MiLB's continuous efforts to diversify the game and business of baseball.One of the most important aspects of Minor League Baseball's Copa

'Copa' brings the fun on Opening Weekend

Veleros, Mariachis help set the tone for another exciting season
April 8, 2019

The second season of Minor League Baseball's "Copa de la Diversión" Hispanic fan engagement initiative officially started in Columbus on Friday night as the "expansion" Veleros de Columbus began its 11-game series scheduled for all Friday home games at Huntington Park in 2019.

Copa de la Diversión bigger, bolder in 2019

MiLB rolls out identities for expanded Hispanic-focused program
March 18, 2019

MiLB es divertido, and in 2019, it will be even more so.Copa de la Diversión is back, bigger and bolder for this season with more than double the participants of a year ago. On Monday, Minor League Baseball rolled out the 72 identities for teams across the country participating in

Minor League Baseball reveals full schedule of games and date of Unveiling Day for 2019 Copa de la Diversión

February 18, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida -- Minor League Baseball today unveiled the 397-game schedule for its second annual Copa de la Diversión® (Fun Cup™) event series, taking place during the 2019 season. Following an incredibly successful 2018 campaign when Copa de la Diversión ("Copa")-participating teams authentically connected with their Latinx communities, resulting

Strike up the band: Mariachis win the cup

Albuquerque's 'Copa' identity recognized as best in the Minors
December 11, 2018

LAS VEGAS - The Albuquerque Isotopes are having themselves quite a Winter Meetings. Sunday, the Triple-A Colorado Rockies affiliate recieved the James H. Johnson President's Award for "most complete franchise." The following morning, they became the inaugural winners of Minor League Baseball's Copa de la Diversión event series. Copa de la

Minor League Baseball, Lupus Foundation of America partner to raise awareness of Lupus among U.S. Hispanic/Latinx fans

December 11, 2018

LAS VEGAS -- Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™) today announced a partnership with the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) to become an Official Partner of MiLB Copa de la Diversión™ ("Copa"). The LFA will be the first-ever philanthropic partner tied specifically to MiLB's Hispanic/Latinx fan engagement initiative.

Minor League Baseball reveals Mariachis de Nuevo México (Albuquerque Isotopes) as winner of its Copa de la Diversión season-long event series competition

December 10, 2018

LAS VEGAS -- Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™) today announced the Mariachis de Nuevo México (Albuquerque Isotopes) was selected as the winner of MiLB's inaugural Copa de la Diversión™ (Fun Cup™) event series. Albuquerque, who adopted the moniker Mariachis de Nuevo México for the Latinx-focused event series, won the vote from

Minor League Baseball unveils finalists in its Copa de la Diversión season-long event series competition

December 3, 2018

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™) today unveiled the finalists of its inaugural Copa de la Diversión™ (Fun Cup™) event series that took place during the 2018 season. The winner will be announced on Monday, Dec. 10, at the Baseball Winter Meetings in Las Vegas during the Opening

Minor League Baseball's 'Copa de la Diversión' Hispanic fan engagement initiative expands to 72 teams for 2019

September 24, 2018

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida -- Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™) today revealed an expanded roster of 72 teams set to participate in its "Copa de la Diversión," or "Fun Cup," a season-long event series in 2019. The cornerstone of MiLB's U.S. Hispanic/Latino fan engagement initiative, "Copa de la Diversión" established an innovative

Like a boss: Jefes take over Coney Island

Guest correspondent provides account of Cyclones' Copa debut
August 13, 2018

Jae Canetti, 16, is entering his junior year at the Washington D.C. area Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. On August 8, Jae joined traveling MiLB.com writer Ben Hill at the Brooklyn Cyclones' home of MCU Park. What follows is Jae's account of the evening. Want more coverage

Promo Preview: Copa de la Diversión time

Colorful Spanish-language team identities make on-field debut
April 9, 2018

It's Copa de la Diversion time. On Sunday, the Round Rock Express took the field as the Chupacabras. In doing so, they became the first club to officially take part in Minor League Baseball's Copa de la Diversion initiative. Thirty-two more teams will join them as the season progresses, with these

MiLB unveils colorful Copa de la Diversión

Alternate identities for 33 teams highlight next step in outreach
March 19, 2018

New-look teams will take the field across the Minor Leagues this summer. From Eugene to El Paso to Brooklyn, prospects will thrill fans in fresh logos, bold designs and never-before-seen uniforms. But baseball isn't expanding. It's getting more colorful.Minor League Baseball unveiled alternate identities for 33 teams Tuesday as part