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The one-hour, star-studded special One Nacion will honor the Top 10 Most Influential Hispanic Athletes of All-Time; Comprehensive content lined up across all platforms through the entire month; All Content is presented by Jack Daniel's and Gillette
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ESPN and ESPN Deportes kick off the month-long celebration with One Nacion: ESPN Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Hispanic Heritage Month, a show centered around the countdown of the top 10 most influential Hispanic athletes of all time
s, airing on both networks Tuesday, September 17 at 8 p.m. ET.
Produced out of Los Angeles with a live audience, the 60-minute primetime special will reveal the countdown highlighting some of the most renowned Hispanic athletes, such as Roberto Clemente, Mariano Rivera, Lionel Messi and Oscar de la Hoya. Throughout the last three months, a blue ribbon panel of athletes, journalists, entertainers and other Hispanic community leaders were invited by ESPN to vote and rank the Top 10 from an initial list of 50 athletes. During the show, special guests will unveil the list while discussing the challenges, opportunities and influential
One Nacion will be hosted by ESPN Deportes' Adriana Monsalve and ESPN's SportsCenter anchor Max Bretos with a lineup of renowned guests that include: two of the greatest boxers of all time Roberto Duran and Julio Cesar Chavez; former MLB stars and ESPN analysts Nomar Garciaparra and Candy Maldonado; Cuban-Puerto Rican softball star Lisa Fernandez; Mexican-America former quarterback Jim Plunkett; first Hispanic starting quarterback in NFL Tom Flores; Puerto Rican hall of famer golf star Chi Chi Rodriguez; Puerto Rican actress Rosie Perez; Roberto Clemente's family including his wife Vera and two sons Luis and Roberto Jr.; and ESPN commentators Alexi Lalas, Adriana Monsalve, Fernando Palomo, and Jorge Ramos.
The show will also unveil a special donation to the Bresee Foundation and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Los Angeles. The donation is earmarked for sports equipment and is being made on behalf of ESPN and in honor of the number one athlete on the list.
The special evening at Club Mayan includes Latin Grammy winner Daddy Yankee's live performance of his song "Limbo" with Grammy-winning band Ozomatli also performing throughout the show.
One Nacion is presented by Jack Daniel's and Gillette. The two brands are integrated into the one-hour special show. In the social space, Gillette will sponsor a live Twitter fan vote encouraging fans to discuss the countdown and make their choice between the #1 and #2 athletes. Jack Daniel's will sponsor a recap of the top ten athletes during the show as the top two athletes get revealed.
In addition to the one-hour special show, the brands will be integrated throughout different live events and programming scheduled for the month on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, including vignettes that feature Hispanic athletes. These will run in content time during Sunday Night Baseball, Sunday NFL Countdown, Sportscenter, live soccer matches, etc. The vignettes feature athletes such as Carmelo Anthony (NBA), Sergio Romo (MLB), Victor Cruz (NFL), Tony Gonzalez (NFL), Cain Velasquez (UFC), Omar Gonzalez (MLS), Servando Carrasco (MLS), Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (Boxing). The brands are also integrated within soccer-related trivia questions that will air during commercial time.
In addition to the show and athlete profiles, ESPN and ESPN Deportes have scheduled a variety of programming and special content showcasing the influence, traditions and accomplishments of the U.S. Hispanic community in the world of sports:
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