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COYOTES SUPPORT CARREON FOUNDATION AT COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

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(CATHEDRAL CITY) – The SoCal Coyotes non-profit sports leadership organization joined a packed house of more than 300 to salute the Dr. Carreon Foundation’s 2017 scholarship recipients at the Doubletree Resort.

Coyotes team captain Johnathan Zazueta, who is heavily involved in an array of Coachella Valley charities that create opportunity and encourage those of Mexican-American descent, was a personal guest of Ricardo Loretta, executive director of the Carreon Foundation.

To date, the foundation has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships to more than 400 students from local high schools. Recipients have attended schools including College of the Desert, the University of Southern California, UCLA, MIT and Harvard University.

The Reynaldo J. Carreon M.D. Foundation was founded in 1990 by the late valley philanthropist and pioneer, Dr. Carreon, to provide underprivileged students of Mexican descent a chance to pursue a higher education.

To date, the foundation has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships to more than 400 students from local high schools. Recipients have attended schools including College of the Desert, the University of Southern California, UCLA, MIT and Harvard University.

Dr. Carreon was a co-founder of what is now John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Indio and helped found the Coachella Valley Mexican American Chamber of Commerce in 1980. Dr. Carreon Boulevard, the Dr. Reynaldo J. Carreon Junior Academy and Dr. Carreon Park, all in Indio, are named in his honor.

In 1984, College of the Desert dedicated the International Fountain of Knowledge in honor of Dr. Carreon and his family for establishing the Dr. Carreon Scholarship Endowment at the College of the Desert Foundation.

Dr. Carreon also established three other scholarship endowments at the University of California, Irvine, College of Medicine; Southern California College of Optometry, Fullerton; and Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona.

Scholarships are awarded to students who have at least a 3.0 GPA, are involved in the community, are of Mexican ancestry, and demonstrate leadership skills and financial need.

Scholarships range from $1,250 to $5,000. Students must show a commitment to bettering their communities like the organization’s founder, Dr. Carreon.

CHAMPIONSHIP FOOTBALL is a platform for the Coyotes as committed civic servants, who volunteer and support over 100 community programs and agencies across the Coachella Valley. The Coyotes offer an impressive lineup of alternative youth programming, with camps, clinics, symposiums and leadership curriculum that affect over 30,000 youth each year.

DISCOVER why The Pro Football Educator, operated by former Denver Broncos GM and two-time Super Bowl winner Ted Sundquist, selected the SoCal Coyotes as America’s #1 Developmental Pro Football Program™. Visit www.facebook.com/thesocalcoyotes.

Faith, family, football is the real mission of the Coyotes – and not surprisingly, something that dates back to the great Vince Lombardi in 1959. The Coyote mission of Building Champions, Building Men™ reaches deep into the development of young athletes as fathers, husbands, and men.

For more information, email SVP Ron DiGrandi at ron@thesocalcoyotes.com.

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