October 27, 2000
Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc., maker of Budweiser, the world's best-selling beer, teamed up with select major league baseball teams around the country this season to raise $80,000 for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) and other local Latino charities.
The ¡Homerunazo! program is an innovative scholarship campaign where the company makes a cash donation to the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), the nation's largest Hispanic scholarship organization, for every home game home run by participating teams during the baseball season.
Another key fundraising contribution is provided by Anheuser-Busch wholesalers located in and around the participating teams' cities. These local Anheuser-Busch distributors match the company's cash donations in their regions generating more scholarship dollars for the students.
"Educational support is a critical issue and key need in the Hispanic community," said Susana Duarte, Senior Group Director of Corporate Relations, Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. "Thanks to the special teamwork in the ¡Homerunazo! program, everyone's a winner... the baseball teams, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, and most of all, the students."
Anheuser-Busch is a leader in meeting a critical need for Latino students by providing financial resources and additional means of support. Since 1982, Anheuser-Busch, its family of wholesalers and consumers have helped to generate more than $18 million in resulting in nearly 16,000 scholarships for students in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
At the Hispanic Scholarship Fund's recent 25th anniversary celebration in Washington, DC, Anheuser-Busch was recognized as HSF's largest corporate contributor.
If you would like to learn more about Anheuser-Busch's programs in the Hispanic community, please visit the A-B Corporate Relations web site at www.hispanicbud.com.