FRESNO -- The Fresno State University Chicano Alumni Association has announced it will celebrate Football Fiesta Night Sept. 5 to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Fresno State hosts UC Davis at Bulldog Stadium that date.
"We are thrilled that coach Pat Hill has taken such a passion not only with this promotion for Hispanic Heritage Month but also in giving young Latinos like coach (Micah) Alba this great opportunity," said Manuel Olgín, past president of the Chicano Alumni.
Alba was recently hired as an assistant coach.
Football Fiesta Night will feature live Mexican music on Bulldog Boulevard prior to the game, bilingual video message board messages, discounted ticket prices and a special halftime salute to the region's Latino heritage.
Guerrero opponent selected
SAN JOSÉ -- Former two-time world champion Robert 'The Ghost' Guerrero will face veteran boxer Efren 'Huracán' Hinojosa in Friday's (June 12) 'Friday Night Fights' on ESPN after original opponent Johnnie Edwards withdrew due to a back injury.
Hinojosa has a 30-5-1 record (17 KOs).
The 10-round junior lightweight bout at HP Pavilion is presented by Golden Boy Promotions.
Pelota Mixteca este domingo
FRESNO -- La selección Oaxaca enfrentará la selección California Central a las 10 a.m. el domingo (14 de junio) en el XI Torneo Internacional Pelota Mixteca.
El partido será en el 2246 N. Vista Ave., entre McKinley y Clinton pasando la Polk.
El evento también tendra comida oaxaqueña, música y más.
Detalles: (559) 229-8265 ó (559) 978-7158.
Recreation Park touted
VISALIA -- PETA has ranked Recreation Park, home of the Visalia Rawhide baseball team, as the sixth-most friendly ballpark when it comes to being vegetarian friendly.
The organization noted that Rawhide fans can choose from a wide selection of healthy and animal-friendly options like vegetarian burgers and hot dogs, portobello mushroom sandwiches, vegetarian Greek wraps and a taco salad bar.
"Recreation Park's great lineup of vegetarian eats is a sign of respect that the Rawhide has for its loyal fans," said PETA assistant director Dan Shannon.