21 Days of Roberto Clemente New York Exhibit

Tarjetas de Beisbol de Roberto ClementeLatino Sports Ventures Bronx, NY - Monday, December 15, 2008, Latino Sports Ventures, Inc. will unveil its 8th annual “21 Days of Clemente” exhibit of photos memorabilia and some drawings from local students honoring Roberto Clemente, the great baseball player and humanitarian who died tragically in a plane crash delivering emergency relief to Nicaragua in 1972.

The ‘21 Day Exhibit’, which includes guest speakers throughout the month of December, will be on display at the Latino Sports Clubhouse, 424 Grand Concourse, in the Bronx until December 31st (the day that the accident occurred).

Among the scheduled guest speakers are, Paul Kutch, President of Clemente’s Clubhouse of Newark, DE and the most notable collector of Roberto Clemente in the United States will be the guest speaker on Monday, December 15th. On Monday, December 22, former teammate and manager of Clemente, Bill Virdon will be on hand via conference call to discuss his relationship throughout Roberto’s 18year career. On Monday, December 29, the documentary, ‘The Legacy of 21’ will be discussed amongst other topics with a special guest invited for the final symposium.

“Many people remember Clemente as a great baseball player and the first Latino in the Hall of Fame. However, Clemente represents a lot more to the Latino community and we want to make sure that our youth understand that Clemente means more than just baseball,” stated Julio Pabón, CEO of Latino Sports Ventures, Inc.

This community exhibit has become an annual popular pilgrimage for many Clemente collectors and enthusiasts who have traveled from as far as Rockland County, NJ, CT, PA and DE to attend.

What: 8th annual ‘21 Days of Clemente’ exhibit/symposium honoring Roberto Clemente

Where: Latino Sports Clubhouse, 424 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY  (144th Street)

When: Exhibit is open from 1:00pm to 7:00 p.m., Monday - Saturday, until December 31

Exhibit is free to the public.

21 Days of Clemente is sponsored by the following Community Partners: Bronx Lebanon Hospital, NY Yankees, Morivivi Language Services & Congressman José E. Serrano.