LULAC: Fiesta de Las Flores Celebrity Golf Tournament & Aarón Sánchez
The Fiesta de las Flores was organized by innovative LULAC members in El Paso, Texas who strongly believed that education is the foundation for the cultural growth and development of our community and this nation; that we are obligated to promote, protect and assure the right of our children to the highest educational principles and standards available; that we must deplore any infringements of this right wherever it may occur and regardless of whom it may affect. The leadership of The Fiesta de las Flores created a comprehensive and innovative art and culture festival. Their focus was excellence in all its endeavors to provide excitement, enjoyment, and education for artists and audiences alike.
The rich and diverse Hispanic and Latino culture and traditions, as well, as the beauty of the arts and wealth of talent that has enhanced the quality of life in our region has provided and is the nucleus for a continuing successful cultural event. The Fiesta de la Flores has been the catalyst that has encouraged and motivated our children not only to stay in school but to seek higher education. For young Latino families and their children, exposure to the finest national and international performers, as well as, the local and regional artists has brought pride in their culture and heritage.
The Fiesta De Las Flores Celebrity Golf Tournament is around the corner. May 20th 2017 marks the day for this year’s tournament that for a great cause. The tournament itself raises money for LULAC scholarships that are awarded locally to gifted hard working kids needing financial assistance for college. This years golf tournament co-chairs will be Dr. William Serrata (EPCC President), Cesar Blanco (State Representative), Tommy Gonzalez (City Manager) and Jaime Esparza (District Attorney).
April 25th it was announced at EPCC that Lulac will be giving 2 scholarships out to two students in the name of award-winning chef Aarón Sánchez. Fiesta De Las Flores will help be raise money for these scholarships. Aarón Sánchez also announced future plans for scholarships for kids in the El Paso area.
Aarón Sánchez is an award-winning chef, TV personality, cookbook author and philanthropist. He is the chef/owner of Johnny Sánchez restaurants, with locations in New Orleans and Baltimore, and the co-star of Food Network’s hit series, Chopped and Chopped Junior. In summer 2017, Aarón will join Gordon Ramsay and Christina Tosi as a judge on FOX’s MASTERCHEF. One of the world’s most distinguished Latin chefs, Aarón is passionate about preserving his family’s legacy through food and encouraging diversity in the kitchen.
Celebrated by both critics and contemporaries, Aarón has won a James Beard award for Television Studio Program (2014) and was the host of the Emmy-nominated Cooking Channel series, Taco Trip. He has starred in multiple Food Network shows including Guilty Pleasures, Best.Ever, Heat Seekers, Chefs vs. City, Best Thing I Ever Ate, and Next Iron Chef. Additionally, Aarón is the host of two Spanish-language shows on Fox Life, 3 Minutos con Aarón, and MOTOCHEFS.
A third-generation cookbook author, Aarón has written two books. His first, “La Comida del Barrio” was published in May 2003 and his second, “Simple Food, Big Flavor: Unforgettable Mexican-Inspired Recipes from My Kitchen to Yours” was released in October 2011.
Aarón works with many charitable organizations. He is a Chef Ambassador for WhyHunger and Food Bank NYC, both leaders in the movement to end hunger and poverty, as well as a Chef Mentor for Chef’s Move. In fall 2016, Aarón launched the Aarón Sánchez Scholarship Fund (ASSF), an initiative empowering aspiring chefs from the Latin community to follow their dreams of attending culinary school. The ASSF provides full scholarships to the International Culinary
Center in NY, internship opportunities, and chef mentorships.
Aarón’s creativity extends beyond the kitchen.? He is a partner at Daredevil Tattoo in NYC, a world-famous tattoo shop and museum.? He is an avid music lover and enjoys cooking to the sounds of Alabama Shakes, Amos Lee, Lenny Kravitz and The Cure.? He has a son, Yuma, and lives in New Orleans, LA.
Location: Ft. Bliss Underwood Golf Course 3200 Coe Avenue, El Paso, Texas
Contact: Nicolas Dominguez (915) 539-1804 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Golf Tournament Sponsorship is Tax Deductible as permitted by law