SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC) will install its inaugural Entrepreneur and Community Excellence Award to honor 10-time world champion in six weight classes and chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions Oscar De La Hoya. This annual award will be instituted and named in honor of Mr. De La Hoya to recognize Hispanic leaders who exemplify the tenacious spirit and life of the iconic boxer.
De La Hoya’s story began on the tough streets of East Los Angeles, California. “I was a kid who was bullied. My dad took me to the gym, and the rest is history,” said Mr. De La Hoya.
Oscar is a superstar whose popularity and leadership transcends boxing, countries, and generations.
“Mr. De La Hoya is a true champion and an inspiration for our Hispanic millennials in California,” said Mr. Montes, CHCC Chairman of the Board. The award will serve as tribute to the career of the boxer and as an inspiration to the state’s emerging millennial population.
Over the course of his boxing career, Oscar was an Olympic gold medalist, 10-time world champion in six divisions and among the biggest draws in the history of the sport. Since retiring from the ring in 2009, Oscar has focused his attention on building the company he founded, Golden Boy Promotions, into one of the most successful boxing promotion companies in the world.
“We are extremely honored to install the Oscar De La Hoya Entrepreneur & Community Excellence Award at our upcoming Statewide Convention in Sonoma County,” said Julian Canete, CHCC President/CEO.
Mr. De La Hoya will present the award personally at the Hispanic White Party on Thursday, August 24th at 6:00 p.m.
Other awards will also be presented at the event to recognize leaders among the millennial generation and innovation in business. The recipient of this inaugural award is Justino Mora, an immigrant rights activist, entrepreneur, and self-taught programmer. He recently graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Political Science, cofounded Polibeats (a civic-tech startup), and works as an online consultant. As Co-founder of UndocuMedia, he was awarded the Agentes de Cambio Award by Premios Juventud.
The 2017 CHCC Convention theme is Building Bridges for a Stronger Tomorrow and it will take place August 24-25 at the DoubleTree Hotel Sonoma Wine Country in Rohnert Park, CA. For more information or to register for the annual state convention in August, visit chccconvention.com.
About the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce
The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC) represents the business interests of over 800,000 Hispanic owned businesses throughout the State of California. Through a network of regional Hispanic Chambers and business associations, the CHCC promotes the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and California’s emerging businesses.