Known as "El Rey", Vicente Fernández will perform in Denver and will present a college scholarship to a student in each tour venue. / Conocido como “El Rey”, Vicente Fernández aparecerá en Denver y presenta una beca universitaria en cada lugar visitado.
The Vicente Fernández 2011 U.S. tour will stop in Denver on Saturday. That means good news for local students in the 20 cities on the singing legend's much-anticipated 24-concert tour.
The Anheuser Busch Foundation will donate university a scholarship at each venue. Just before each concert the recipient will appear onstage to accept and will have an opportunity to go backstage to meet the iconic singer.
"We are contributing to education by way of music," Fernández said. "I am pleased to collaborate with Budweiser on projects that empower the community, especially the Hispanic Scholarship Fund."
To continue its long tradition of supporting Hispanic education, the brewing company is donating $100,000 this year to the Hispanic Scholarship (HSF) as part of this special program. Since 1982, the brewing company has donated more than $24 million – including $500,000 in 2010 – and awarded 20,000 scholarships to HSF, the nation's leading non-profit organization that supports Hispanic higher education.
"For more than three decades, their support for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund has helped thousands of Latino students and their families realize the dream of a college education," said Frank Alvarez, president and CEO of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. "By teaming up with Vicente Fernández, Budweiser is expanding its investment in the future of the Latino community and helping us move closer to our goal of putting a college degree in every Latino household."
In addition, a national sweepstakes will give consumers the chance to win concert tickets, autographed CDs and the opportunity to meet Vicente Fernández backstage in Las Vegas on Nov. 26. To enter, U.S. consumers 21 years of age and older (except in CA) can text the word CHENTE to 23377 or visit budweiser.com/chente.
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