Los Hermanos Familia of Lubbock is seeking nominations for the 2016 “Adelante Awards,” a local recognition program that showcases and honors Hispanic men in the Lubbock community, who excel in their careers and volunteer efforts.

Thirteen individuals will be selected in the following categories: Business Owner, Medical, Professional, First Responder, Education, Military/Veteran, Church, Media, Civic/Volunteer, Athlete/Athletics Supporter, Art & Entertainment, College Young Adult, and Youth.
Members of the community can complete an online application for an individual in the respective category, and an independent, anonymous panel of judges will determine the recipients.

The Adelante Award program is an initiative of Los Hermanos Familia who became a nonprofit organization in June 2014 and was established in 2008. The organization began with the annual, “Vamos a Pescar, Let’s Go Fishing” event, which uses fishing as a hook to bring families together. The event was inspired when a last request to go fishing with the entire family was filled by Frank Garcia, whose father, the late Gonzalo Garcia Sr., made a day before his death. In 2015, it drew almost 5,000 participants and is free to the public.

The event is co-chaired by Christy Martinez-Garcia & Frank Garcia, who implemented a scholarship program in 2015 that benefit young Hispanic males. Thus far, 18 scholarships (five to students in specific college programs designated by Christy & Frank) will be provided.

Los Hermanos Familia invites the public to consider nominating individuals from their organization, business, workplace, or church communities whom they believe deserve such recognition. An online application can be complete at www.loshermanosfamilia.org, on the the “Get Involved” page.

Scholarships for male graduating high school seniors, as well as for college students are also available online at www.loshermanosfamilia.org, also on the “Get Involved” page.

Awards will be presented at the Adelante Awards Banquet to be held on Friday, May 6, 2016. To be a premier sponsor, or sponsor a table, or for ticket information, please contact us at (806) 792-1212, or purchase your table now at the same website. To learn more about Los Hermanos Familia, visit www.loshermanosfamilia.org

(Press Release by Los Hermanos Familia)