The Green Bay Packers have selected José Vásquez, president of the St. Anthony School in Milwaukee, as the recipient of the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award. The Packers will recognize Vásquez at Lambeau Field prior to Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos.
The NFL and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) have partnered for the ninth annual NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards during the 2019 celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The theme of the NFL’s Hispanic Heritage Month campaign is “Feel the Orgullo.” The awards recognize the contributions of Hispanic leaders in each NFL market.
Vásquez is a longtime positive role model for the Hispanic community. He is currently president of St. Anthony School in Milwaukee, has over 40 years of serving in management positions at the University of Wisconsin-Extension, Waukesha County Technical College, Milwaukee County Health and Human Services Department and numerous nonprofit organizations in Milwaukee County, according to a press release from the Packers. In addition, he also has served on numerous boards, including the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, Wisconsin Technical College System, Milwaukee Area Technical College, St. Francis Seminary Board of Trustees, Council for the Spanish Speaking, United Community Center and La Casa de Esperanza and many more organizations.
Each NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award recipient will select an organization of their choice that serves the local Hispanic community to receive a $2,000 donation. Vásquez has chosen St. Anthony School to receive the donation.