Several Activities Planned to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Gaucho Exhibition

Sept. 21, 2009

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - In conjunction with its celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, UCSB Athletics is pleased to announce that Tuesday's exhibition soccer match against the Mexican U-17 National Team will feature several elements honoring Hispanic culture.

Prior to the match, sophomore men's basketball forward Jaimé Serna - accompanied by several other UCSB Latino and Latina athletes - will welcome the crowd and speak about Hispanic Heritage Month.

The pre-match festivities will also include a ceremonial coin toss by Rogelio Flores of the Mexican Consulate in Oxnard and a ceremonial kick-off by Pedro Nava, assemblyman from Santa Barbara County

Additionally, fans at Tuesday's match will be greeted by a live mariachi band and, at halftime, the dancers of Alma de Mexico will perform.

The match is slated for a 7 p.m. kick-off and doors will open at 5 p.m.

Tickets are still available for Tuesday's game by calling (805) 893-UCSB, visiting the Ticket Office located inside the Intercollegiate Athletics building on campus or by clicking here. Tickets are also available at the following in-store locations throughout the Santa Barbara and Central Coast areas: Aggressive Soccer (Santa Barbara and Goleta), Extreme Soccer (Santa Barbara and Oxnard), Guadalajara Market (Santa Barbara), Planet Soccer (Lompoc) and Soccer World (Santa Maria).

The new Gaucho gear is here! To get your hands on the newest in UCSB fan apparel, click here.

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