The Day of the Dead theme would be only relative to the Mexican culture. However, Hispanic culture does include a common thread — language. If you wanted to reach a level of true cultural inclusion, you could implement a Spanish-speaking night.
This idea isn’t foreign. Both the NHL as a whole and the Arizona Coyotes in particular have Twitter feeds in nothing but Spanish.
Well, the Colorado Avalanche could broaden that idea to the whole evening. They could start by inviting a local Spanish-speaking singer to sing the National Anthem in Spanish.
In case you don’t think that’s a thing, it is:
What’s more, I’d like to see the goal and penalty calls done in Spanish. Why not? You know what a goal is. The player’s name will be the same. You’ll just hear the rest of it in Spanish. (It sounds pretty cool.)
Altitude Radio has two frequencies, one AM and one FM. The team could put out a Spanish-speaking broadcast on one of those frequencies.
You could also invite speakers from some of the local Latino organizations, teachers and students from Hispanic-dominant schools, local or even national Hispanic celebrities. Wilmer Valderrama (Venezuelan descent) doesn’t have any ties to Colorado, but he might fancy a night of hockey here anyway for a good cause. He is outspoken about promoting Hispanic heritage.
Let’s look at some of the more interactive ways you could incorporate Hispanic heritage into a celebratory night.