BRAWLEY – Hidalgo Society and the Institute for Social-Economic Justice hit a home run, no scratch that, make it a grand slam.
According to Hidalgo Society President Rusty Garcia, last year at their annual Via de la Raza/Max Reyes Festival: Cosechando Recuerdos, they wanted to honor hometown hero and World Series player, Sergio Romo. Trouble was, he had a previous engagement. At the time he was relief pitching for the San Francisco Giants in the World Series.
A year later, it is the Dodgers playing for the top title, giving the Giants a reprieve. The Hidalgo Society jumped on the occasion to honor Romo and to bring two other World Series winners from Brawley Union High School, Rudy Seanez, and Sid Monge, to town.
Garcia doesn’t know how many schools can boast of having three World Series winners, but he knows that no other town in the valley can say that.
So at this year’s festivities to be held at Salico Shed, the two past World Series winners will be there to honor fellow World Series relief pitcher, Sergio Romo.
The annual award for Male and Female Hispanic of the year will honor Liz Gonzales of Hart Insurance and Dr. Ramon Rodriquez.
Garcia said tickets are still available Friday after 7 p.m. at Hidalgo Hall and Saturday at Salico Shed. A table is $150, individual seats at a table are $15, and chairs are $10.
The event begins at 6 pm. With presentations at 8 p.m.