Photo courtesy Liza Rosales / Orange County SC
IRVINE, Calif. – Orange County SC announced on Tuesday the formation of the club's Hispanic Advisory Board. The board will be led by Fidel Gomez, Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations at the University of La Verne and Orange County SC staff as the club aims to better reach and serve the Hispanic community of Orange County and the surrounding areas.
“We are proud and excited to bring so many great community leaders together to help make professional soccer accessible to our Hispanic community in Orange County,” said Jeff Garner, Orange County SC President of Business Operations. “The impact of soccer in our Hispanic communities is well known and will provide excellent opportunities to bring awareness and support of critical needs for these communities.”
In addition to Gomez, the board will also welcome community leaders from throughout Orange County. The current board includes City of Costa Mesa Council Member Arlis Reynolds and other members from the Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the MIND Research Institute, Northgate Gonzales Markets, Wells Fargo, Tu Liga Radio 1330, the Hispanic 100, Para Todos Magazine.
“It is an exciting time for the sport of soccer in the US, and particularly for Southern California,” said Gomez. “As the world’s most popular sport, soccer has become a uniting factor and a common denominator for diverse backgrounds, languages, cultures and individuals around the world. What a tremendous honor it is to have the opportunity to be part of the Orange County Soccer Club, an organization that strives to become one with the community it serves.
“I am very humbled to work alongside selfless civic leaders that are passionate about serving our communities from local to national levels. I am excited for the future of the sport and the positive impact it will create in our communities across our beloved Orange County.”
More information on the OCSC Hispanic Advisory Board and a complete listing of members and their individual profiles can be found at the club’s website: www.orangecountysoccer.com/hab.