DUBUQUE, Iowa – Loras College will host its second-annual Latinx Heritage Night during the Loras Women’s and Men’s Soccer matches against on Saturday at Rock Bowl Stadium.
Presented by Loras chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and the Loras Soccer Programs, Latinx Heritage Night is a celebration of the different Latinx heritages that make up a growing part of the Loras student population and the common thread of being a Duhawk.
“What makes Latinx Heritage Night with Soccer so successful here at Loras is that it is student-led,” Sergio Perez (’13), director of the Center for Inclusion & Advocacy, said. “We have our Latinx students who are part of the Loras Soccer program and LULAC leading the effort in shaping what this event looks like. What’s more exciting is that we have the families of these same students coming back to campus and getting involved in sharing with pride who they are and declaring that they too are part of the Loras family!”
The celebration kicks off with the Women’s Soccer match against Coe College at 3:30, followed by the Men’s Soccer Team taking on Coe at 6 p.m.
The first 100 fans at each match will receive a ticket to redeem for a free “Somos Duhawks” t-shirt. In addition, El Paisano will provide tacos for the first 200 fans between games at the Smyth Hall turnaround!
About Loras College
Founded in 1839, Loras College leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan colleges to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. In 2019, Loras was the second-highest ranked Catholic college in the state of Iowa according to College Consensus, the 16th Best Regional College in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and one of America’s Top 200 Most Loved Colleges/Universities by Forbes Magazine for the third consecutive year. Loras students ranked No. 2 in the world as part of the global Peeptrade Investment Challenge while a second group ranked No. 4. For the 10th consecutive year, Loras Media Studies student-led television station (LCTV) was named the TV Station of the Year by the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA).
Director of Marketing