Packers honor Madison woman with Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- The Green Bay Packers will recognize Karen Menéndez Coller on Sunday at the Packers-Bengals game as the recipient of the annual NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award.

Before the game, Menéndez Coller will be recognized on the field and will receive the award.

Menéndez Coller serves as Executive Director of Centro Hispano, a nonprofit organization in Dane County that provides social services, job training, educational opportunities and a cultural home to Latinos and other immigrant populations. Centro Hispano’s mission is to empower youth, strengthen families and engage the community.

The NFL and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) have partnered for the seventh annual NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards during the 2017 celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The awards recognize the contributions of Hispanic leaders in each NFL market.

Each award recipient will select an organization of their choice that serves the local Hispanic community to receive a $2,000 donation. Menéndez Coller has chosen for the donation to benefit Centro Hispano of Dane County, a 501c3 nonprofit.