22 November, 2008

Raiders Host First Filipino Heritage Game

Asian Week 11/22/2008 -- LIKHA appeared at the Oakland Raiders first Filipino Heritage Game, following on the success of past heritage events by the San Francisco Giants. Asian Week featured the event in a recent article:

McAfee Coliseum played host to more than just the Oakland Raiders versus the New York Jets on October 19: The Raiders and the Filipino American Arts Exposition also collaborated for the first annual Filipino Heritage Game.
Marily Mondejar, president of the Filipina Women's Network and a Filipino American Arts Exposition board member, said the event followed the success of last May's San Francisco Giants Filipino Heritage Night. 
"I guess they (the Raiders organization) saw that we sold over 5,000 tickets that night and perhaps bring that same success here," said Mondejar. 
Filipino American Arts Exposition board member Professor Antonio Villegas Jr. said the event was momentous for the Filipino community.