KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced that Ramón Murguía has been named the local recipient of the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award, a recognition made possible through the support of Bud Light. The award recognizes the contributions of Hispanic leaders in each NFL market. This is the second year that the NFL and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) have partnered in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
The Chiefs will honor Murguía during pregame festivities on Sept. 30th at their Hispanic Heritage game prior to hosting the San Diego Chargers.
Murguía is an attorney with his own successful private practice in Kansas City, Mo. He is a 1981 graduate of the University of Kansas and obtained his Juris Doctorate degree in 1984 from Harvard University. He is a member of the Missouri Bar, the Hispanic National Bar Association and the Greater Kansas City Hispanic Bar Association.
Widely recognized on the local and national levels as a Hispanic leader, Murguía has a long-standing relationship with The Guadalupe Centers, Inc. In addition, he’s the chair of the Hispanic Development Fund and is the visionary of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. He’s also been involved with many local boards including the Francis Families Foundation, the Wyandotte Health Foundation, the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, and the Greater Kansas City Hispanic Development Fund. Additionally, Murguía is the former chair of the National Council of La Raza and is a trustee of the Kellogg Foundation.
With support from Bud Light, a $3,000 donation will be made to an organization supporting the local Hispanic community in each award winner’s market. This year, The Guadalupe Centers, Inc., an organization committed to improving the quality of life for individuals in the Latino communities of greater Kansas City, has been selected to receive these funds.
“Bud Light is recognizing 32 great leaders in each of the 32 NFL cities with this award,” said Margarita Flores, Vice President of Community Affairs for Anheuser-Busch. “We applaud all the recipients for their work in making a difference in and improving their local communities.”
Bud Light and Anheuser-Busch have been a long-time friend and partner of the Latino community, enriching people’s lives by supporting organizations that make a positive difference. In the past two decades alone, grants and contributions in support of the Latino community have totaled more than $64 million.
In 2011, the Chiefs named CiCi Rojas, Vice President of Community Engagement for Truman Medical Centers, as the inaugural recipient of this honor.