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Copa de la Diversión Introduces New Looks in 2022!
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By Minor League Baseball
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The 387-game event series will kick off April 9 in Hillsboro, Oregon, with Nationwide returning as the Official Insurance Partner of the Copa initiative.
The eight MiLB teams joining Copa for the first time include the Fort Wayne TinCaps (Manzanas Luchadoras de Fort Wayne), Frisco RoughRiders (Quesos de Frisco), Great Lakes Loons (Pepinillos Picantes del Norte), Quad Cities River Bandits (Bandidos del Rio de las Ciudades Cuádaruples), Somerset Patriots (Zorros de Somerset), St. Paul Saints (Santos de St. Paul), Syracuse Mets (Congueros de Syracuse) and Wichita Wind Surge (Tumba Vacas de Wichita).
Two teams – the Corpus Christi Hooks (Corpus Christi Cumbias) and Winston-Salem Dash (Winston-Salem Salsa) – return with all-new identities, while the Fresno Grizzlies (Fresno Lowriders), Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Lehigh Valley Coquís) and South Bend Cubs (Cabritos Maldichos de South Bend) are back with updated looks.
Copa de la Diversión is the centerpiece of MiLB’s “Es Divertido Ser Un Fan” (“It’s Fun to be A Fan”) Hispanic fan engagement initiative, which was created in 2017. Through the success of the Copa program, now in its fifth season, MiLB has solidified its commitment to the long-term growth of its U.S. Latino communities and its diversity and inclusion efforts across the country.
"It is important to our organization and all of Minor League Baseball that we continue to embrace everyone in and around our communities through the Copa initiative,” said Frisco RoughRiders president Victor Rojas. “We are excited to honor our rich and diverse Latino culture in hopes of creating a deeper connection to our community on a year-round basis."