How to celebrate baseball with Copa de la Diversión

We dive into what the Copa de la Diversión series is and the history behind this event which lasts the entire season of Minor League Baseball.

Veleros copa de la diversion uniform on the parrot mascot.

Check out the special Copa de la Diversión uniform.

Photo by Bryan Kuhn

Minor League Baseball fans know that baseball season means it’s time for Copa de la Diversión (or “Fun Cup”) — a season-long event series designed to “connect teams with their local US Hispanic communities.”

For special games and events, the Clippers transform into the Veleros — meaning “sail boat” as a nod to Christopher Columbus’ voyage.

Copa de la Diversión began in 2017 with four teams in Charlotte, Durham, Visalia, and Las Vegas. The next year, it expanded to 33 teams and added a little competition. The 2018 winner? The attendance-record-breaking Mariachis de Nuevo México in Albuquerque.

This year, 90 MiLB teams will compete to be crowned campeón based on ballpark experience, community engagement, and philanthropic impact.

Help the Veleros win by attending events and cheering them on. Each time they play, it will be Thirsty Thursday with specials on 32 oz beers, soft drinks, and Patrón margaritas. Plus, did we mention college students can get a discount on tickets on Thursdays? We did now.

Here are some games to look out for:

Just be sure you’re representing your team in style.

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