I love events in the Latino community where families not only have a chance to have a little fun, but also learn something new, and perhaps even satisfy a need. On Saturday, March 17th, I had a chance to visit just such an event. Kids met both a real soccer star and a famous sports journalist. We got some tips on how to succeed in sports and life, and it all happened at the grand opening celebration of the new Xfinity store in their community, Santa Maria, California.
Thanks to the great folks at Xfinity for making this familia post possible. As always, all my comments, opinion and love for celebrations are my own.
It was a huge celebration in the new 4500 square foot store, as families explored, ate yummy foods, and participated in raffles for cool stuff. Kids were excited to listen to, take photos with, and receive autographs from soccer star and former Mexican National Team member, Francisco “Kikin” Fonseca, as well as from noted sports reporter, Fernando Cevallos.
Here are some photos from the event.
Having Fun as a Family
Lots of kids had a great time having their faces painted:
Food offerings included yummy rice, beans, tacos, guacamole and salsa.
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Exploring New Possibilities
Families had fun exploring and interacting with the products and had a chance to ask questions. They found out about services like Xfinity mobile, that helps families stay connected with both each other and the world through the net,…
…and xFi, which lets families set-up a WiFi network without a technician’s help and allows parents to set limits for their kids’ access to the internet, among many other features.
And all sports fans learned about the X1 console that lets them keep up with multiple sports networks like beIN Sport Español and ESPN deportes among many, many others. Plus, it comes with a bilingual remote control, the only one like it on the market that accepts Spanish and English commands. I saw a demo, it was very cool. It will be very useful during the World Cup. You can watch two games at the same time, and you can just ask it, using voice commands, for updates on stats, games, teams, and more.
Kikin Fonseca and His Passion for Soccer
And of course many families lined up to take photos with Kikin Fonseca and Fernando Cevallos!
Also, three grand prizes winners received awards including a mini iPad, a T-shirt signed by Kikin, and a humongous 49″ digital television set.
Here’s Kikin with the lucky, and surprised, winner of the television set (I saw her husband jumping up and down, thrilled he would be able to watch the World Cup on their new television).
During the event, Kikin and Fernando had a little chat (in Spanish), which I got a chance to share live on facebook. If you missed it, here it is:
- For parents: If your son or daughter studies and plays sports, you can relax, because you will be raising a healthy person.
- For kids who want to be professional athletes: Eat well, be very disciplined, train hard, persevere, avoid vices, and study a lot.
- For those who have been told they can’t do it: Success is getting back up from those disappointments. Believe in yourself! If you are disciplined and train to be your best, you will make it.
As you can see it was a great day of fun, a chance to see some new things and meet some inspiring people.
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